4th of July Rose Cake

4th of July Rose Cake

I think this is one of the most beautiful cakes I’ve ever made. Decorating is a tricky area for me and I love this cake because it looks stunning but it’s dead easy to decorate. Win!

4th of July Rose Cake

I mad a simple three layer six inch white cake using half of this recipe. This is now my favorite white cake recipe. It’s tasty, fluffy and didn’t fall apart while I was assembling the layers.

4th of July Rose Cake

To save time you can use a box mix but make your own frosting. I made a “decorating frosting” (100g butter and 125g Trex/Crisco). It’s not the most delicious but it holds it’s shape well especially in warm weather.

4th of July Rose Cake

The cake idea and how to pipe the roses all came from I am Baker. The cake is very beautiful and would make a great center piece for a 4th of July BBQ. I would reccomend putting an extremley thin crumb layer of frosting under the roses. Mine was a little too thick and once the roses are on top…it ends up a lot of frosting in each slice!

I put 200g of batter into each cake tin and baked them for 17-20 minutes at 180 C. I used sugar flair gel color for the frosting and layers that I bought online.

Like every year I’ll be at work on the 4th of July so have a hot dog and wave a sparkler around for me!

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  1. Looks stunning – perfect for a celebration

  2. Looks good!! Decorating has always been a bit of a challenge for me as well! My sister is the better decorator!

  3. OMG, what a beautiful cake! I love all the roses, it makes me think of the American Beauty Rose! I’ll bet it was delicious!

    Happy 4th of July to you!!!


  4. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Happy 4th of July in advance. I’ve always wanted to try decorating a cake like this but haven’t gotten round to it yet. Hope it turns out half as nice as yours :)

  5. One word: Wow!! Happy 4th July!

  6. This is so beautiful! you’re right it’s stunning – so effective! I may have to steal this idea for one of my olympic themed cakes.

  7. This is so incredible! How long did it take? x


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