*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! (that’s 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.

Share with your friends!

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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. Lovely cake, although I can tell you that this cake design (the roses) has been around for quite a while as I know I was making it back in 2002 or 2003. I’m pretty sure I learned it at a Wilton cake class back then as I have photos from the class. Just thought you might like to know.

    1. HI Demi! Thats actually incorrect. I have spoken to Wilton (on many occasions actually!) and they said that no Wilton course lineup includes any cake completely covered in roses, and never has. (I also have the correspondence as proof if you need further evidence)
      I published the original Rose Cake in Jan. of 2011. Until then, no one had used the 1M or 2D tip to cover an entire cake with roses. Of course, people used them often for cupcakes or even border detail, (as that is what the tips were for!) but not the entire cake. My cake is, in fact, an Original. This can be verified through photographic evidence. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. This cake is so beautiful I couldn’t help falling in love with it. I made it for my girl friend’s birthday and she loved it too! I mixed a few different shades of pale orange and combined the orange with white frosting in the same piping bag and the result was stunning. Thank you for posting and sharing your creations!

  3. Hola feliuz cumpleaños atrasados !!!! quedo hermoso el pastel . Podrias eseñarme como hacerlo y tambien el betun de rosas esta fabuloso. Gracias

  4. Hi!
    this cake is stunning, and I would love to know how you made it..

    I am having my engagement party in a few weeks and would love to attempt this cake:)

    Have you allready shared how to make it? if not could you please give me the recepie ?


  5. Happy birthday. I am going to make your beautiful cake for my birthday – great idea. My birthday is Feb 1 as well.

  6. Keep up the wonderful piece of work, I read few blog posts on this site and I conceive that your web blog is very interesting

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