Rose Bouquet Butter Cream Decorating – Anniversary Cake

This is a special project to me, not only because this is our 10th anniversary cake but also because I’d been looking forward to decorate a cake like this. To be honest, I don’t have many occasions where I can experiment with cake decorating… we only have 3 birthdays and 1 anniversary in a year, often times we celebrated it during our visit to Indonesia which means we had the cake from the bakery there. So moment like this is quite rare.

I’m a big big fan of butter cream decorating, it looks delicate soft and elegant to me.. well I also see many fondant decorating which are very cute and lovely but it never gives the same awe as when I see butter cream decorating.. what I mean here is when I compare them apple to apple in size and theme. But of course fondant can provide you with more possibility given its flexibility.

 

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The hardest part was not the flowers part, it was how to get the smooth cover on the cake. There is tutorial about using Viva paper towel to smooth it which I will try next time.

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I had so much fun preparing the flowers… my best friend said to me that it’s actually kind of our me time and stress relieve, since we both share about the same hobby and passion (craft and art), and she is totally right.

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Happy anniversary to us.

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Vanilla Cake with Raspberry Mascarpone Butter Cream

This cake is my learning cake decorating project. Pretty happy with the result, this is my first time making rose, I think using butter cream frosting helped a lot. With my previous attempts at cake decorating, the frosting, heavy cream frosting, was too soft it could not form the shape I wanted…. and it melts in no time in summer. On this one I used butter as the main ingredient, as the twist I added mascarpone cheese which I think would go well with raspberry, and It did actually, perfect pairing.

 

My mom is very good at making butter cream rose, so good that I remember almost all of our birthday cakes back then were decorated with roses 🙂 … every birthday, whenever it’s mom’s homemade cake.

 

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Love the pink frosting!

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Sweet Rose

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Actually I have no idea what rose is this, I just name it sweet pink rose because it’s been very sweet all these years, no diseases, no blackspots, flowering very freely, only moderate water need, not demanding at all. I even got it for free… from garden trash bag. My neighbor was pruning her rose when I asked for some of branches that were about to be thrown away. I just stick them in the soil and here they are, total 3 rose plants.

 

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I put wire support, the one I usually use for tomato, it looks even better… looks elegant. The flowers can be heavy they bring its branch down to the ground.

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pink rose 2

 

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The other 2 are beside the sidewalk, I cut them back quite often to keep them bushy and low.

 

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