If decadence, beauty and twirls of icing are your thing—this rose frosted cake is for you. Covered in pretty, easier-than-you’d-think florets, the petaled look has quickly become Pinterest’s darling of cake design. Mastering the frosting roses takes time and patience, of course, but also a professional teacher. Meet yours in Cake Artist Laura Grizzel, an expert cake artist at The Frosted Affair in Nashville, TN.
In the following DIY, Grizzel takes us through the delicious steps.
How to Frost a Rose Cake
- A chilled, crumb-coated cake
- 2 Large pastry bags
- Favorite buttercream frosting, creamy and at room temperature
- Rotating cake stand
- Angled spatula
- Bench scraper
- Star decorating tip
1. Place chilled, crumb-coated cake in the center of your rotating cake stand. If the crumb coat is already the color of your icing for the roses, skip to step five.
2. Apply a layer of icing to the top of your cake and smooth using angled spatula.
3. Fill one pastry bag with icing (not much will be needed) and cut a quarter-inch hole. Take the icing bag and pipe vertical stripes every few inches around the cake.
4. Starting with one stripe, drag the bench scraper along the side of the cake while rotating the stand. This will create a thin, uniform layer.
5. Fit your second pastry bag with a star tip. Starting at the bottom of the cake, create inch-sized swirls with your frosting to create rose-like designs. We recommend giving the design a test-run on your counter before touching your beloved cake.
6. Layer by layer, work your way up the cake. Fill gaps with dots of frosting as you go.
7. Continue this process in a circular pattern on the cake’s top.
Serve and enjoy.
For more fun decorating DIYs from The Frosted Affair, check out 6 Step-by-Step Cake Design Tutorials to Know.