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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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. 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!

  2. 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 😀

  3. 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

  4. 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?

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

  5. 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!

    1. 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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