Rose Tower Cake

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!

Comments

PinkPreppy Says... 8 years ago

I'll join in with kudos to your for a unique beautiful cake! How lovely!!

TiggerWazzu Says... 8 years ago

You've put that girl's mother to shame. ;)

Liis Says... 8 years ago

soo very beautiful!

tcturtleshell Says... 8 years ago

Gorgeous!!

thecakemaker Says... 8 years ago

Beautifully done!

cassandrascakes Says... 8 years ago

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!!

slingmama Says... 8 years ago

BEAUTIFUL! What sizes were your cake tiers? And how many roses did it take? It is absolutely beautiful...

baker4life Says... 8 years ago

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!

modthyrth Says... 8 years ago

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. ;-)

playingwithsugar Says... 8 years ago

It is great! By all means, send us the details! -- Theresa

Chef_Stef Says... 8 years ago

That is so pretty! What a beautiful idea...Roses are my first love (140 in the garden and counting)..!

jillchap Says... 8 years ago

what a fabulous cake!! i'm utterly amazed by your work!!

ruty Says... 8 years ago

This cake is absolutely beautiful!! How did you atache the roses to the cake?

modthyrth Says... 8 years ago

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. ;-)

susanscakebabies Says... 8 years ago

Holy Cow that is amazing, Mmm Fav albumn! ;-D

carilyn Says... 8 years ago

Beautiful! Love her book!

BeckySue Says... 8 years ago

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?

modthyrth Says... 8 years ago

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

nefgaby Says... 8 years ago

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!

modthyrth Says... 8 years ago

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.

nefgaby Says... 8 years ago

Thanks Modthyrth!! Love everything about this cake and you are truly talented, amazing roses!

marecip Says... 8 years ago

What a fabulous idea. Your cake is breathtaking. I can't wait to try on like this.

eilers Says... 8 years ago

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!

angelcakesmom Says... 8 years ago

wow just gorgeous!

Momkiksbutt Says... 8 years ago

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!!

katharry Says... 8 years ago

WOW!!!! You did Peggy proud! Awesome job!!! The Bride must have flipped when she saw this!

whimsette Says... 8 years ago

Gorgeous!

lilthorner Says... 8 years ago

oh my goodness! this is absolutely wonderful.. i bet they didn't want to cut it..

mkerton Says... 8 years ago

stunning....into my favorites it goes

heychele Says... 8 years ago

VERY PRETTY

kimheflin Says... 8 years ago

WOW WOW WOW...love it!

fun_tim_es Says... 8 years ago

You are a very good at what you do. Give yourself a huge pat on the back!

TITA55SAINI Says... 8 years ago

awesoME CAKE!!! GREAT WORK

kerrixx1 Says... 8 years ago

Oh wow! I JUST bought that book of Peggy's and saw that cake. Yours is just as amazing!

CarolAnn Says... 7 years ago

This is amazing! Such a beautiful creation. I applaud oyu! I have to look up that book!! I'm saving it too!!!

Monica0271 Says... 7 years ago

I love your cake. Its beautiful. You did a great job.

gateaux Says... 7 years ago

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

eyeofhorus Says... 7 years ago

soooo amazingly pretty,,great job!!!

crislen Says... 7 years ago

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

springlakecake Says... 7 years ago

It is darling...must have been difficult to figure out how to disassemble it!

princesscris Says... 7 years ago

I recognised the cake straight away - you did a really beautiful job. The fondant roses look great.

loncake Says... 7 years ago

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!!!!!!! GREAT JOB!

lilsis Says... 7 years ago

absolutely stunning!!!! fantastic job!!!

smbegg Says... 7 years ago

So going into my favorites!

cocorum21 Says... 7 years ago

You did a fantastic job! it's in my favorites!

JavaJunkieChrissy Says... 7 years ago

Thank you for sharing your talent with us. What a wonderful cake to make for your friend. I bet she was not only grateful but relieved!

mandm78 Says... 7 years ago

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.

renkly Says... 7 years ago

Beautiful and lots of hours!!!!

notjustcake Says... 7 years ago

stunning!

mommacat5 Says... 7 years ago

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:

cakesbyjess Says... 7 years ago

Absolutely stunning!!!! One of the prettiest cakes I've ever seen!!!! WOW!!!!!!!

itsasweetthing Says... 7 years ago

Unbelievable! It's contagious! Now I have to make this one!

peacockplace Says... 7 years ago

I just saw the pic of this cake in the book and loved it! Yours looks just like it. Great work!

mackx5 Says... 7 years ago

Beautiful work!!! I love the colors!

NAJDA Says... 7 years ago

I really love Peggy Porsechen's cakes and style

Ladyofcake Says... 7 years ago

simply stunning

Jesjacster2 Says... 7 years ago

awesome..beautiful!

kri Says... 7 years ago

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!

BethLewis Says... 7 years ago

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

chocolategrasshopper Says... 7 years ago

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!

lmn4881 Says... 7 years ago

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.

Gingerbreadgrandma Says... 7 years ago

Stunning cake!

angiebaby2226 Says... 7 years ago

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!

dylansmommy3701 Says... 7 years ago

Could you give me some tips on making those *BEAUTIFUL* Roses :)???

vabeach_girl77 Says... 7 years ago

absolutely beautiful!!!! i love the colors!!! you did an absolutely wonderful job!!

fun_tim_es Says... 8 years ago

You are a very good at what you do. Give yourself a huge pat on the back!

tcturtleshell Says... 8 years ago

Gorgeous!!

thecakemaker Says... 8 years ago

Beautifully done!

TITA55SAINI Says... 8 years ago

awesoME CAKE!!! GREAT WORK

PinkPreppy Says... 8 years ago

I'll join in with kudos to your for a unique beautiful cake! How lovely!!

TiggerWazzu Says... 8 years ago

You've put that girl's mother to shame. ;)

Liis Says... 8 years ago

soo very beautiful!

cassandrascakes Says... 8 years ago

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!!

slingmama Says... 8 years ago

BEAUTIFUL! What sizes were your cake tiers? And how many roses did it take? It is absolutely beautiful...

baker4life Says... 8 years ago

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!

modthyrth Says... 8 years ago

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. ;-)

playingwithsugar Says... 8 years ago

It is great! By all means, send us the details! -- Theresa

Chef_Stef Says... 8 years ago

That is so pretty! What a beautiful idea...Roses are my first love (140 in the garden and counting)..!

jillchap Says... 8 years ago

what a fabulous cake!! i'm utterly amazed by your work!!

ruty Says... 8 years ago

This cake is absolutely beautiful!! How did you atache the roses to the cake?

modthyrth Says... 8 years ago

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. ;-)

susanscakebabies Says... 8 years ago

Holy Cow that is amazing, Mmm Fav albumn! ;-D

carilyn Says... 8 years ago

Beautiful! Love her book!

BeckySue Says... 8 years ago

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?

modthyrth Says... 8 years ago

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

nefgaby Says... 8 years ago

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!

modthyrth Says... 8 years ago

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.

nefgaby Says... 8 years ago

Thanks Modthyrth!! Love everything about this cake and you are truly talented, amazing roses!

marecip Says... 8 years ago

What a fabulous idea. Your cake is breathtaking. I can't wait to try on like this.

eilers Says... 8 years ago

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!

angelcakesmom Says... 8 years ago

wow just gorgeous!

Momkiksbutt Says... 8 years ago

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!!

katharry Says... 8 years ago

WOW!!!! You did Peggy proud! Awesome job!!! The Bride must have flipped when she saw this!

whimsette Says... 8 years ago

Gorgeous!

lilthorner Says... 8 years ago

oh my goodness! this is absolutely wonderful.. i bet they didn't want to cut it..

mkerton Says... 8 years ago

stunning....into my favorites it goes

kerrixx1 Says... 8 years ago

Oh wow! I JUST bought that book of Peggy's and saw that cake. Yours is just as amazing!

heychele Says... 8 years ago

VERY PRETTY

kimheflin Says... 8 years ago

WOW WOW WOW...love it!

eyeofhorus Says... 7 years ago

soooo amazingly pretty,,great job!!!

crislen Says... 7 years ago

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

springlakecake Says... 7 years ago

It is darling...must have been difficult to figure out how to disassemble it!

CarolAnn Says... 7 years ago

This is amazing! Such a beautiful creation. I applaud oyu! I have to look up that book!! I'm saving it too!!!

Monica0271 Says... 7 years ago

I love your cake. Its beautiful. You did a great job.

gateaux Says... 7 years ago

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

princesscris Says... 7 years ago

I recognised the cake straight away - you did a really beautiful job. The fondant roses look great.

loncake Says... 7 years ago

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!!!!!!! GREAT JOB!

lilsis Says... 7 years ago

absolutely stunning!!!! fantastic job!!!

JavaJunkieChrissy Says... 7 years ago

Thank you for sharing your talent with us. What a wonderful cake to make for your friend. I bet she was not only grateful but relieved!

smbegg Says... 7 years ago

So going into my favorites!

cocorum21 Says... 7 years ago

You did a fantastic job! it's in my favorites!

mandm78 Says... 7 years ago

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.

renkly Says... 7 years ago

Beautiful and lots of hours!!!!

notjustcake Says... 7 years ago

stunning!

mommacat5 Says... 7 years ago

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:

cakesbyjess Says... 7 years ago

Absolutely stunning!!!! One of the prettiest cakes I've ever seen!!!! WOW!!!!!!!

itsasweetthing Says... 7 years ago

Unbelievable! It's contagious! Now I have to make this one!

peacockplace Says... 7 years ago

I just saw the pic of this cake in the book and loved it! Yours looks just like it. Great work!

NAJDA Says... 7 years ago

I really love Peggy Porsechen's cakes and style

BethLewis Says... 7 years ago

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

Ladyofcake Says... 7 years ago

simply stunning

mackx5 Says... 7 years ago

Beautiful work!!! I love the colors!

Jesjacster2 Says... 7 years ago

awesome..beautiful!

angiebaby2226 Says... 7 years ago

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!

lmn4881 Says... 7 years ago

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.

kri Says... 7 years ago

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!

vabeach_girl77 Says... 7 years ago

absolutely beautiful!!!! i love the colors!!! you did an absolutely wonderful job!!

dylansmommy3701 Says... 7 years ago

Could you give me some tips on making those *BEAUTIFUL* Roses :)???

LadyMac Says... 7 years ago

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?

kraftychristy Says... 7 years ago

Oh my. That is absolutely gorgeous. 8O Wow.

Gingerbreadgrandma Says... 7 years ago

Stunning cake!

zoraya Says... 7 years ago

thats just amazing, all I can say, over and over

chocolategrasshopper Says... 7 years ago

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!

Cupcake_Kisses Says... 7 years ago

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!!!

pumpkinroses Says... 7 years ago

that is really stunning. That would be one that's hard to cut.

SpaceMonque Says... 7 years ago

Great job and beautiful work. I have that paged bookmarked in her book.

gingerkitten79 Says... 7 years ago

this is very beautiful, you should be very proud. And still a year later you are getting comments!

modthyrth Says... 7 years ago

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. ;-)

Onome Says... 7 years ago

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!

Cake4ever Says... 7 years ago

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:

loveable3 Says... 7 years ago

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 asanchez1112@peoplepc.com :wink:

nixqueen Says... 7 years ago

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!

Darla925 Says... 7 years ago

This is absolutely beautiflul !!!

sassysden Says... 7 years ago

beautiful cake

cjshoemake Says... 7 years ago

Anyone--how or how much would you charge for this cake with all the fondant roses?

YanYan Says... 7 years ago

she must aboslutely love you!

kellygray79 Says... 7 years ago

My husband caught a glimpse of the picture and thought those were REAL roses! It is a beautiful cake!

GenGen Says... 7 years ago

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

frosted_cakes Says... 7 years ago

Beautiful Artwork! LOVE IT! :D

jbaraniuk Says... 7 years ago

this is incredible, I've always wanted to make this cake

vanes Says... 7 years ago

Absolutely stunning, excellent design

Brea13 Says... 7 years ago

Gorgeous!

kdodgen Says... 7 years ago

This cake is absolutely gorgeous. :)

Lionlove Says... 6 years ago

WOW... its really adoreble! :D

dbax Says... 6 years ago

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!

joenshan Says... 6 years ago

just breathtaking, you are very talented. I don't think I could make 1 of those roses, let alone 100!

mamancaline Says... 6 years ago

:)


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