How to Make a Rose Cake

1.) I baked two 6” & two 8”
round cakes. Tort, fill and crumb coat as usual.

*Don’t worry about them looking
pretty it wont matter.

Optional Step

Cover in fondant

2.)To make the
center of the rose it’s all about “eyeing” it. The center part will be fat this
is to ensure that it is able to hold the first couple of petals with out
tipping over.

3.)You can either take one long strip and roll
it on or several smaller strips about 3-4 inches and put them on. I looked at
my model picture as a guide.

*long strip method

* put it on counter clockwise

Or you can cut several small strips about 3-4” long and
attach separately

Now that you have your center part of the rose it’s time to
start cutting your petals.

4.) Knead and roll out your fondant to a thickness of ¼”. I
tried to roll it into a circle to make it easier for cutting.

*Its okay to have different shapes and
sizes for your petals. It will give it a more realistic look.

Here’s my center after several petals
(like above) were attached.  Top view


5.) Once you have applied enough petals to the top tier it
needs to harden up a bit. If you have a fan now is the time to bring it out and
place the fan in front of the cake.

*After about 15 minutes

6.) Optional Step If you did not cover
your cake with fondant and just used butter cream now is the time to add a bit
more so the petals can stick. If you used fondant take out your piping gel
(“glue”) to help attach your petals to the sides of the cake.

6.) Cuts strips. The longer the strips
the less full the cake will look towards the bottom. It’s all about eyeing and
seeing what you like from here on out.

Here’s what you cake might look like

7.) Once you have applied all of your petals
its time to let it dry up a bit. Wait about 30 minutes and slowly take out all
of the napkins and your supports. Or if you have time you can let it sit over

8.) Optional Step If you used a dark
color like I did you will see that it turns a dull color. I went ahead and
painted on the red. I used the Americolor red with clear vanilla extract and
hand painted each petal.

*See the difference?

9.) You can add your luster dust at
this point. I did not add it on this cake because I loved how the red dried.

Comments (52)


I think it looks really cool and pretty, but my thought could you cut and serve this thing?? Would you take off all the fondant that is the rose? You would have to right??


Wow great cake wish I seen this for my parents 50th anniversary. would have a had a whole different cake. thanks for sharing.