If you are like me and haven’t had the best luck with cakes then you HAVE to make this Rosette Cake! I have made this cake twice in the last month, it is so stinkin easy! If I can do it, you can too. I was not the prized pupil in my Wilton Cake classes at the local craft store, there were a lot of talented ladies there whose cakes turned out so, so nice. I was the girl in the back of the class hunched down in the corner hiding from embarrassment; but no more!
The secret to making this cake is a Crusting “Buttercream” icing, and a 1M piping tip. THAT’S IT! If you want to get extra fancy you can get some Wilton Color Mist to make it shine. My favorite is the Pearl color but if you want to go crazy up the ante and go bright. The first time I made this cake I did the roses on the top and bottom of the cake, the second time I just iced the sides and left the top clear in order to write a Happy Birthday message. The second cake (shown below) was sprayed with the Pearl Color Mist.
How Did I get the top of my cake so smooth?
To get a smooth finish to your Buttercream frosting you need a fondant smoother from a craft store like Michaels or AC Moore. Amazon also carries it. It’s about 5 $. You will also need Viva Paper towels with no design WHAT SO EVER. Smooth your icing as much as possible with an offset spatula. Also make sure you have a decent amount of icing to work with, not a thin strip. Allow the icing to crust about 20 minutes or until it’s not sticky to the touch. Place the paper towel on top of the cake and apply gentle pressure with the fondant smoother to get beautiful seamless cake top. You may have to do this several times to get a flawless finish. Also make sure your paper towels don’t have any fuzzes on them! They will go directly into your icing!
Please note- Do this BEFORE you add the roses on the side.