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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Friendly Rose Cake

Yellow roses are suppose to represent friendship and I believe this cake is very friendly.

I mean, who would not want to be friends with a chocolate cake with light yellow buttercream? The chocolate cake was one of my favorites-One Bowl Chocolate Cake. I'm not sure why it's called "one bowl" because you really use 2 but I don't question Martha's methods. I modified my favorite buttercream recipe and it is now my FAVORITE favorite buttercream recipe.
Basically it was this:

4 sticks of unsalted butter, softened
8 cups of confectioner's sugar
6 tablespoons of heavy cream
4 teaspoons vanilla (I used clear for this recipe)

Blend the butter until smooth and add one cup of confectioner's sugar at a time. Add heavy cream and vanilla and blend until smooth.

Of course these "rose" cakes have been all over the baking blogs lately but I hadn't seen one quite like this. Most were one color and I thought it would look lovely to do a variation of the same shade. Yellow and chocolate seemed to be a good combination and I'm glad I chose it instead of something more predictable (ahem, pink). Only having one 1M tip made it a little difficult since I couldn't alternate the colors and had to do one at a time. I went back and filled in what I could with the tip and added a few more roses to hide some holes. This is my new favorite tip and I'm excited to use it next time I make cupcakes. Chocolate cupcakes with yellow roses would be lovely too!


Running 365 said...

I love how you've taken something our cake decorating instructors are in love with (traditional roses) and made something much more beautiful and that my cake decorating instructor (the one who refused to use anything but Crisco in her icing!) would find "too modern." Very pretty!

Stephanie said...

Love it!

Katie Johnson said...

Wow, this is so beautiful with the different color flowers. It looks great.

Dana said...

This cake is wonderful! How do you make the roses? Do you think to show step by step for to realise them?
Sorry for my english!
By from Italy! Dana

Amber said...

here is the tutorial for the roses Dana

Hena Tayeb said...

It looks great. I love the ombre effect. In my head I too can bake and decorate like that but in reality I can only bake and the decorating is always a disaster.

Elise said...

I can't even describe how delicious this looks <333 even better than in Papas Games, absolutely love it, besides recipe doesn't look too complicated (even for me), i'll give it a try lol