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Neapolitan Rose Cake

UPDATED: Video Tutorial HERE

I am obsessed with Neapolitan lately.  And if you are friends with me on Instagram you already know this.


I shared this picture yesterday.  As well as another picture of the pre-frosted cakes the day before.

And I even made another Neapolitan Rose cake last week that was for the amazing staff of volunteers and teachers at my kids’ AWANA program.

But I digress.

I love Neapolitan.  I adore the ease and look of  my Rose Cake technique.

When I first did the Rose Cake back in Feb. of 2011, I had no idea it would take off like it did.  Its now being taught in Wilton course’s and being sold in bakeries across the world.

To say I am humbled by it all is putting it mildly!

So to be able to do something new (and delicious!)  with the sweet buttercream roses is so exciting.

For me, this was a match made in heaven.

Not only is the buttercream Neapolitan, but the cake flavors are as well.  I made a chocolate cake, a strawberry cake, and a white cake in 8in pans.  I only used one 8in layer of each flavor for this cake, so I popped the extra layers into the freezer.

I am going to whip up another one of these easy cakes to bring to a Mothers Day celebration this weekend!

I used a basic buttercream for the white and strawberry layers, but added 1 scant teaspoon of strawberry extract to the pink buttercream. (which I tinted with AmeriColor Soft Pink, quite possible my favorite ever brand)

I have been trying to use as many different frosting’s as possible with the rosette technique to determine if they will hold up.  I found this specific buttercream to be very durable as well as obnoxiously sweet.

Which is awesome.

Back to Basics Buttercream

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 two pound bag powder sugar (about 7-8 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon good quality vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • dash salt

Instructions

  1. Put room temperature butter, vanilla, and salt into mixer. Add in powder sugar one cup at a time, alternating with the milk until you have used it all.
  2. If your frosting is too thick you can certainly add more milk. I found that this is the perfect consistency for me to pipe roses using the 1M or 2D tip.
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I made a batch up chocolate buttercream as well! (had to halve this recipe)

 

You really cant go wrong with a rose covered Neapolitan cake for mom!

Or you.  Just make it for you.  Its totally worth it.

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Mothers Day Ideas {10 Great Cakes Mom Will Love!}

Edible ideas that is.

But I guess you knew that.

Since that is the whole point of this blog.

10 Mothers Day Cakes that will bring tears to Mom's eyes!  ~With Full Tutorials!~

Anywho!

I have got a ton of fun, new ideas for cakes and cookies and treats this year, but I RAN OUT OF TIME!!  Mothers Day is just a few short days away!!

So, here is a round up of some of the ideas I have had in the past.  The cookie one is still my favorite.  Might be my favorite of all time.  But then again, I love cookies.

 

Mothers Day Garden Party (hint: there is a DOUBLE rainbow cake in there!)

Mothers Day Cake and Garden Party

Rainbow Dot Cake

Fun & Easy Rainbow Cake!

 

Mothers Day Cookie Jar

 

Mothers Day Cake

Look close… there is a sweet message in those swirls!

Hidden Message Mothers Day Cake

 

Black Eyed Susan Cake (even though this was for a bridal shower, I know mom would love all those flowers!)

Black Eyed Susan Cake

 

And of course, there was the Vanilla Lemon Cake

Daffodil Cake

Sweet Daffodil Cake and a FULL tutorial!!!

 

Cherry Cake

The Most Perfect Cherry Cake!

Hope that helps!  If you were looking for ideas for Mom that is.

Or even if you were just hungry.

Eating cookies and cake is fun.

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A sweet reader (or seven!) reminded me of the Rose Cake and

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Hydrangea Cake

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Sorry I forgot! :)