Rose Tower Cake

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Here's my version of Peggy Porschen's gorgeous Rose Tower cake. I made the roses out of fondant instead of marzipan, but otherwise it's pretty much the same. I made it for my friend's engagement party. Her mom threatened to get a christmas-themed cake from costco. She came to me, weeping (dramatic brides), and I saw the opportunity to make this cake (about which I'd been obsessing for months). Finally, an excuse!

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This is gorgeous, but I would hate to be the one to cut it. First because it's too pretty and second because I wouldn't know where to begin!!

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I used 3" tall tiers, in 10, 8, 6, 4, and 2 inch sizes. I made about 100 roses. Plus the ones to replace the ones my 3 year old ate. ;-)

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The tower of cake is iced in buttercream, then wrapped in fondant. I used royal icing to attach the roses (as per peggy's instructions). I have no idea how to cut the cake either, LOL! I just make the cake pretty. Cutting is someone else's problem. ;-)

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So pretty!! I am going to try this one for my mom - she loves roses and butterflies. Did you make the butterflies with rice paper?

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I didn't have enough time to make the butterflies, so I bought feather butterflies at Michael's. Not edible, but fast and pretty!

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Oh WOW!! Please, just a couple Q's, did you carve the cake to a cone shape? And what size aprox was each rose? And what mold did you use for the roses? LOVE LOVE LOVE your cake!

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Yep--I just doweled and stacked the cakes, then carved into a cone shape. The roses were probably 2-3" in diameter, and I hand-formed them. No molds.

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Just looked at this in Peggy's book, & was delighted to see your version of it. It's just gorgeous! Have no idea how you did all those roses .... I'd have gone mad after the first ten!

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Very pretty......you know you could also use the vintage 3-D christmas tree pan for this, I bet it would look the same and take less work. I have saved this pic for future use....Nice job!!

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This cake is absolutely beautiful, you did an awesome job. So much work. You friend and her mom must have been so pleased.

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WOWOWOW. I love your roses, this cake is definitely in my favs! How many roses were on the cake? Or did you stop counting :D

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Just gorgeous!!! I have the book your referring to and you did an excellent job. I hope I get a chance to make this cake for someone. Saving it on my fav's.

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Breathtaking is all i can say!!! 8O I have never tried fondant roses,my wilton instructor did not like them so she "talked" us out of learning them. This makes me want to learn. :cry: :cry:

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What a beauty. You must be so talented. Well done. That can be the most stunning exhibit in a large window of a beautiful cake shop by all means!!! You really deserve all the praise. You and your family must be so proud of your work of art!

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Oh, I absolutely LOVE this! The color, the way you make the butterflies appear to be dancing around the roses, just fabulous!

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I can't wait to practice enough to be able to do something like this it is sooooo pretty, I know you would have to do the flowers ahead but how soon before serving it could you completely assemble everything I am just new and i am so curioius about everything It is so beautiful!

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Absoultley Amazing! I would love the instructions for this if you don't mind. You can just pm them to me when you get a chance.

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I'd also like tips on how to make the roses...I'd like to make something like this for a bridal shower too! You did a phenomenal job. Cheers!

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This is gorgeous, but I would hate to be the one to cut it. First because it's too pretty and second because I wouldn't know where to begin!!

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I used 3" tall tiers, in 10, 8, 6, 4, and 2 inch sizes. I made about 100 roses. Plus the ones to replace the ones my 3 year old ate. ;-)

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The tower of cake is iced in buttercream, then wrapped in fondant. I used royal icing to attach the roses (as per peggy's instructions). I have no idea how to cut the cake either, LOL! I just make the cake pretty. Cutting is someone else's problem. ;-)

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So pretty!! I am going to try this one for my mom - she loves roses and butterflies. Did you make the butterflies with rice paper?

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I didn't have enough time to make the butterflies, so I bought feather butterflies at Michael's. Not edible, but fast and pretty!

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Oh WOW!! Please, just a couple Q's, did you carve the cake to a cone shape? And what size aprox was each rose? And what mold did you use for the roses? LOVE LOVE LOVE your cake!

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Yep--I just doweled and stacked the cakes, then carved into a cone shape. The roses were probably 2-3" in diameter, and I hand-formed them. No molds.

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Just looked at this in Peggy's book, & was delighted to see your version of it. It's just gorgeous! Have no idea how you did all those roses .... I'd have gone mad after the first ten!

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Very pretty......you know you could also use the vintage 3-D christmas tree pan for this, I bet it would look the same and take less work. I have saved this pic for future use....Nice job!!

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WOWOWOW. I love your roses, this cake is definitely in my favs! How many roses were on the cake? Or did you stop counting :D

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This cake is absolutely beautiful, you did an awesome job. So much work. You friend and her mom must have been so pleased.

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Just gorgeous!!! I have the book your referring to and you did an excellent job. I hope I get a chance to make this cake for someone. Saving it on my fav's.

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Breathtaking is all i can say!!! 8O I have never tried fondant roses,my wilton instructor did not like them so she "talked" us out of learning them. This makes me want to learn. :cry: :cry:

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Oh, I absolutely LOVE this! The color, the way you make the butterflies appear to be dancing around the roses, just fabulous!

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I'd also like tips on how to make the roses...I'd like to make something like this for a bridal shower too! You did a phenomenal job. Cheers!

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Absoultley Amazing! I would love the instructions for this if you don't mind. You can just pm them to me when you get a chance.

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What a beauty. You must be so talented. Well done. That can be the most stunning exhibit in a large window of a beautiful cake shop by all means!!! You really deserve all the praise. You and your family must be so proud of your work of art!

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That would be an absolute SIN to even think about cutting this cake.... If it were my cake I would have the whole thing shellacked so I could preserve it forever. Too beautiful.......What a masterpiece.....I have done 40 roses in fondant and that just about killed me. How long did it take you to make all those roses and how long did it take you to assemble this cake? HOw did you do it? Assemble the tiers and then put the roses on at the actual place where you had the shower?

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I can't wait to practice enough to be able to do something like this it is sooooo pretty, I know you would have to do the flowers ahead but how soon before serving it could you completely assemble everything I am just new and i am so curioius about everything It is so beautiful!

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WOW! it's totally breath taking! I've been looking for an excuse to make this cake for some time now. Peggy is one of my biggest inspirations. you did a truely amazing job on this cake!!!

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The bride adored it. She was completely floored, and I'm afraid the cake took a lot of attention away from her at the party. People kept going over to the cake table to be photographed with the cake instead of her. ;-)

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This is such a wonderful cake. How do you get the patience to make all those roses? I would just go nuts doing that. I think I will try this cake and I will get my friends to make the roses. hehehe!

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So lovely! I know it's been a long time, but I'm dying to know what the bride-to-be thought! You cracked me up with your replies. :lol:

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This cake is very beautiful! I loved it the moment I saw it. I would love to have the instructions on how you made this cake, my daughter's birthday is coming up & I'd love to make this for her. Thanx [email protected] :wink:

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Wow! This is just gorgeous! Your roses are beautiful and I love the butterflies! I have this same book and was entirely intimidated by this cake. You did a great job!

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*sighs wistfully* i would just love to learn how to do this one:) the rose are the most gorgeous i've ever seen!

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Gorgeous work! I saw this in the book with the marzipan flowers and thought of trying fondant as well... I was looking for an excuse to attempt this cake, but thought it too flowery for a wedding cake, but the engagement party is a fantastic idea. I just hope I can come close to doing as great a job as you did!


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