Rose Cake

A couple of weeks ago, my mother-in-law had a birthday, which was the perfect occasion to try out the Rose Cake Tutorial from I Am Baker.  It is really beautiful (and a lot easier than it looks). 


While mine isn't as perfect as the original, it definitely was a fun first attempt, and something I'll try again.  In the future, I'll use a larger star tip on my icing bag.


My favorite new way of finding new tutorials is through Pinterest.com.  I know, old news to the internet world ... but I have been using it for the last several months to organize craft ideas, and I am totally hooked!  I used to have a miles-long bookmark list in my internet browser, and now I have neatly arranged inspiration boards, complete with pretty photos.  LOVE!  You can check out my pinterest boards here.

36 comments:

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

Wow, that cake seriously looks just like those fabric rose trims at the fabric store. Only edible! What a fantastic idea! I'll bet your mom loved it.

Andrea said...

that is really pretty and such a cute idea!

SoCal*CowGurl said...

I think I need to make one of these :) what size tip did you use?

tinajo said...

Hey - that´s a really pretty cake! :-)

homemade by jill said...

SoCal CowGurl - the tutorial recommends a 1M open star tip. I used something else from my kit (not sure what it is called), that had more than 5 points on the star. It would have looked better with the 5 point star, I think.

Mouse said...

I just joined Pinterest, so you're ahead of me

Sarah said...

Wow! That is a stunning cake - I love it!

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

You did a fantastic job!...

Marjorie said...

Gorgeous! Great work!

Katy said...

CUTE!

Sarah said...

Gluten free? Me, too! I've discovered that the new Betty Crocker GF mixes are pretty good (although a little pricey). So when you need a special treat, there's still some kind of yummy baked good that you can indulge in. :-)

Anonymous said...

http://www.amazon.com/Allergen-Free-Bakers-Handbook-Cybele-Pascal/dp/1587613484/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1


love love love her book--gluten free and good

Anonymous said...

Какая красота получилась,а как вкусно наверное.

Kendra Goodrich said...

I'm totally doing this one for my sisters b-day coming up. Her name is Rose so it's perfect!

bethanndodd said...

beautiful...perfect for my Mom's birthday month...thanks for sharing :) smiles~beth

Gayle said...

I get what your saying about gluten free but it is SOOOO much easier now then when I found out 10+ years ago. Plus I like feeling well, so it's not worth it to cheat. Look up Gluten free on a shoestring. She has great food to make and pin on Pintrest.

Barry and Rochelle said...

Jill - will you please invite me to Pinterest so I can start pinning?? my addy is rochellekprice (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks in advance!

Katri said...

that cake looks awesome!! you are brave to try that!! and I love your blog layout. looks clean and simple. love it :)

Cardigans and Cookie Dough

Cheryl and Jason said...

If you don't want to get a larger tip, you could still use the small one and just make smaller roses. I actually think the smaller ones might look even better. Now you've got me, I think I'm going to try it. LOL

Brittney said...

Jill, can you invite me to Pinterest? BTW, I'm good friends with your sister in law, Alyssa here in Sac. She introduced me to your blog. Thanks!

crabtree(dot)brittney(at)gmail(dot)com

Alyssa said...

What a neat idea. It looks great!

Sharrieboberry said...

Very pretty. I've done this to the tops of cupcakes but it didn't really look "rosy". Looks awesome all together on a cake!

Kat said...

that is amazing! it looks great especially for a first attempt. Nice work!

Jessica Sorensen said...

I'm on some waiting list for pinterst but my mom has been on the waiting list for a month I need a fried to invite me.

jeyanthi said...

such a lovely yummy-looking cake...love your blog...

the kitchen curtains said...

Aww, I saw this on I am baker a few days ago and wanted to give it a try. I also recently started using pinterest to organize my DIY projects and love not having a mile long bookmarks tab. Thanks for proving this rose cake design really is repeatable.

The Henrich Family said...

love it.

acnessential said...

Well actually it may not have appeared exactly like the original, but I'm sure yours have it's own spirit... Look at it, it seemed so bounty with petals. Looked yummy and crafty too.

Vasu said...

wow....thats so beautiful....looks great

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jen said...

I made the cake too, but with the wrong tip. I had a little more of a swirly look too it, then switched tips to do a fun little base border. Turns out, that tip made better roses, so I then put some more roses on top of my swirls!oh well! Live and learn!

Fröken Pyssel said...

Wow, it's beutiful, so cute! I would like to try that sometime :-)

Babs said...

I really like this..I just looked at the original...yours is just as nice. Roses are imperfectly beautiful in their own way...this is definately like those beautiful roses. I can't wait to try it.
Love your "stuff".

Amy said...

I wonder if I could get someone to make me that cake for my birthday this Wednesday.

-Amy
Crafting by Candlelight

Kristen @ {K Leigh Ford} said...

I am so trying this! And I'm following!

http://www.pinterest.com/KLeighFord :)

dana said...

Oh that's gorgeous. What a fun decorating idea!

LuLu said...

Really lovely!! This almost looks to good to eat. I must try it sometime. If I had my wedding cake to do all over again, I think I might choose this one!!