Vertical Layer Rose Cake

filed under: Miscellaneous on January 31, 2011

*Tutorial HERE!

I have been dreaming about this cake for about a month.


Dreaming of layers that went up and down instead of horizontally.


Dreaming of obscene amounts of delicate frosting roses.


Dreaming of a variety of flavors.


And finally, my dream has come true.


Normally I share recipes and techniques and design aspects and every detail I can think of sharing… and maybe I will do that if anyone cares to know. But for now, I just want to enjoy it.



Because tomorrow (Feb. 1st) is my birthday. And I wanted to make myself a cake! (thats me getting sassy with myself)

I just want to sit back, relax, and have a piece.

But I do wish I could share it with you.

Cause man oh man…

It. Is. Good.

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  • Fiona says:

    Please also describe how to make those beautiful roses!!

  • Katherine says:

    Happy Birthday!!!
    Oh and I so want to know how you did that! Its amazing and I would love to try something like that sometime. 🙂

  • Mary says:

    That is the most beautiful cake I’ve ever seen. It is so fresh and delicate!

  • Emily says:

    Happy birthday! This is an amazingly gorgeous cake. And now, I’ll be dreaming of it, too. Please share the techniques!!!

  • Jenn {Cookies Cupcakes Cardio} says:

    Happy birthday! I LOVE baking my own birthday cake….it’s the best part of the whole day! Please share your technique on how to make those beautiful roses! They are so beautiful!

  • Megan says:

    It’s all well and good that you made it for YOUR birthday, but mine is in 2 days…you need to share, FAST!

  • Lisa F. says:

    Happy Birthday–you deserve to savor that cake! But when you’re done, could you PLEASE share how to make those frosting roses? I’m throwing two baby showers and want to try my hand at a ruffle cake for one of them & this one would be perfect for the vintage French Glam shower! Thanks so much!!

  • jessica says:

    Please do share how yo did this. I would love to try this for my mom for valentines. She would absolutely love this.

  • Barbara | VinoLuciStyle says:

    Well, Happy Birthday to you and what an amazingly beautiful cake you made for yourself. Just BEAUTIFUL.

  • camilla says:

    Oh please! Let us know the recipe… PLEASE!
    Tomorrow it’s my birthday! I really NEED this cake 🙂
    Cheers from italy

  • Erica B. says:

    Happy Birthday, mine is on the 19th!! I swear your designs knock my socks off!!! You need to teach. I would love to learn how you did EVERYTHING.

  • Sharon Joon says:

    Darlin’ that is one gorgeous cake – A belated Happy Birthday to You!

  • Jes Grabinski says:

    I just LOVE this cake. It is so pretty, love the roses and the vertical layers. I would love, love, love to know how you did it and what flavors of cake you used!!!
    Happy Birthday!

  • Karin says:

    Amanda, this is FABULOUS!!! Please share how you did it!

  • Dianne says:

    Oh wow! It reminds me a bit of Neapolitan Ice Cream. So pretty!

  • Ashley says:

    Oh my goodness, this is truly a work of art! This is so pretty that if you put this in front of me I almost wouldn’t want to eat it….almost. 😉

  • RosieP says:

    Happy Belated B-Day to you!
    Please oh please won’t you share how you did those roses? Your cake is GORGEOUS!

  • Janine says:

    Happy Birthday! This is amazing my daughter wants it for her wedding cake we need help please?

  • Karen says:

    I wouldn’t even mind having a birthday if I could have a cake like this!!!

  • Nancy says:

    Happy belated birthday! What a beautiful, beautiful cake, with a high frosting-to-cake ratio (which I, for one, think is necessary for a cake). What I would really, really like, is your recipe for the frosting. Seriously. I cannot produce a good icing. Thank you!!!!

  • Robyn | Add a Pinch says:

    This cake is beyond gorgeous, Amanda. I LOVE it!

  • Bakingispassion says:


  • Nancy says:

    Happy Happy Happiest of Birthdays!
    and I’d like to second (or four hundred second) the request for recipe, technique, tips, etc. Pretty please!

  • Nancy says:

    Just went on the main page (which I meant to do before I made the request) and saw the Rose Tutorial as well as a teaser for the vertical cake (which I think is enough to get me started). Thank you Thank you Thank you!

  • Rebecca says:

    Sorry, I am a couple of days late, Happy Belate Birthday Amanda!!!That cake is beautiful and looks delish!!!How do u come up with so many amazing ideas???