Rose Birthday Cake

filed under: Cakes on December 16, 2011

This 3-layer Rosette cake is perfect for a little girl who loves frilly and pink! Don’t miss my famous Birthday Cake recipe as well as other Rose Cakes!

Birthday Cake

Our sweet Audrey has a December birthday. She is destined to share her special day with the red and green accents of Christmas and to receive the dreaded “two-fer” gifts.

So this year for her third birthday, I wanted to make her a cake that was all about her.

I asked her what she wanted.

Showed her pictures of cakes from previous years, let her dream and wish to her heart’s delight.  It could be any color.  With any embellishment.

She picked the cake with the most possible frosting!

She is clearly her mother’s daughter.

I wanted the cake to do double duty, so I made the top her “smash” cake.  We can remove it when it comes time to eat so she has her very own pink princess cake.  Since the roses are so easy to do, I will bring a bag of white frosting with me and just quick add some to the top before everyone else’s pieces are served.  (Here is the Rose Cake Tutorial)

She hasn’t actually seen it yet (as I hope to surprise her with it tomorrow) but I hope she likes it!


You can also see my version of a Royal Wedding Rose Cake and the Original Rose Cake!



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  • aimee says:

    This is perfect! My daughter will be 1 this month and her middle name is Rose after my grandmother. I’ve debated about several ideas for her cake, and I think this one is the best one with the smash cake on top. Love it!

    Thank you for sharing your cakes and the tutorial.

    • Aimee says:

      I finished my daughter’s cake! I’m so excited about this. I used your suggestion on the tutorial page for the color mist and layered pink and red. It’s beautiful! Thanks again for sharing!

  • Melanie Hineman says:

    I just made this cake for a bridal shower last night….. the bride loved it she decided to change her wedding cake to the rose cake for her very tall 5 tier cake!! i was thrilled b/c this cake is so beautiful and SUPER easy to make! Thank you I am baker 😀

    • Amanda says:

      Oh yay!!! How fun! 🙂

      • Melanie Hineman says:

        I just made a 4 tier wedding cake w/the rose cake pattern…. was wondering if i could send you a pic> it turned out great! The bride is a good friend of mine and she is a cancer survivor!

        • Jill says:

          Hi! How do ur rose cake manage not to slide down or fall apart while in transit? Can u share some tips? Thanks!

  • Delfia says:

    You do beautiful elegant cakes. I enjoy seeing your work. I have 2 questions. Do the roses that are on the side of the cake slide down/shift during transit, do u secure them with anything.

    • Jill says:

      That is exactly my problem. I made 2 rose cakes. The first, fell apart one by one during transit & d other,It did slide down one by one during transit.
      What can we do about it? Pls help us… Thanks!

      • Amanda says:

        So sorry! When you are making the rose cake do you start at the bottom and build up? Are you using a recipe that has crisco in it or that is very chilled?

        • Jill says:

          Hi! Yup, i start at d bottom, lastly on top. I use shortening that can be bought in a baking supplies store near us. Its a wholesaler store for bakers. Crisco is very expensive here in d Phils.
          I use the wilton buttercream frosting recipe but i use 1/2 c butter & 1/2 c shortening just d right consistency for piping.

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  • Jill says:

    Hi! I jaz discovered ds website today. But i already made 2 rose cake designs ds july. One for a wedding & for a christening. Rose cake design is really my favorite. But i have a problem w/ this. The frosting on the sides are falling apart.
    On my first rose cake w/c was for d wedding, i used buttercream frosting( wilton) recipe but i used half shortening & half butter. It turned out well, it was jaz d right stiff consistency that i needed but d frosting on d sides fell apart one by one while it was on d way to d venue, while travelling.

    For my 2nd attempt for a christening, i adjusted my frosting recipe to med consistency, so it turned out creamier & softer. But it fell apart aswell.
    I even spread frosting around d cake before doing d rose frosting to stick on it. What should i do to make it perfect w/o d rose frosting falling apart? Thanks!

  • Sandy Smith says:

    Gorgeous !!! I am sure she will just LOVE it.
    Where did you get that cake stand ?

  • Penny P. says:

    Amanda — I am an avid baker and get excited when I find an excuse to make a fancy cake. There are few websites I enjoy as much as yours. Your creations offer so much beautiful inspiration and the down-to-earth, humorous way you write is simply endearing!

    The rose birthday cake on this page is lovely. I also clicked on the link to see your rose/hydrangea cake and was wowed again! I may have to make a rose cake this weekend, because….hmmm….oh, just because it’s a weekend! ha!

    Thanks for all you do to inspire us!

  • Alec-Jean says:

    This is exctly what I was lookig for xx Thank-you. Im new to this but I love food and trying out decoratig at home as a hobby ot that I’m any good but working on it. I’m going to try and do this for my baby girls birthday 😀

  • Joyce Luro says:

    Hello, i so much love your cakes .were do you base please ,l also bake and will like to be your friend if you dont mind

  • Tara says:

    This is so absolutely stunning, Amanda!! I’m going to attempt it for my sister’s bridal shower this weekend. I read through every comment and am now concerned a little about transporting it. Any tips on how to make it a successful ride for the cake?

    • Amanda says:

      Transporting cakes is never easy. I usually hold it on my lap on car rides. The farthest I have gone is 250 miles. 🙂

  • Monica says:

    What tip do you use for the roses?

    • Amanda says:

      I used an open star tip. I like Ateco! 🙂

  • Sally Anne says:

    Hi Amanda!

    I emailed you on another page of yours regarding making a rose cake with the strawberry icing from your lemon cupcake recipes for my daughters birthday. Basically I want to create the top tier that you have done on Audrey’s cake and was just wondering how you got such a wonderful shade of pink? I have decided I don’t mind what flavour the icing is..I would just love to have to that lovely delicate pink icing.

    Thanks again!

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Sally- I used a tiny bit of red food coloring and an even tinier amount of blue just to give it some depth. 🙂

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