A rose cake is one of those dessert designs that are a favorite of many. The classic image of a beautifully presented cake with a pretty bunch of red roses is always a favorite. This rose cake design is very popular, but it can also be done in many different ways. It is important to keep a few guidelines in mind when you are creating your own rose design.
First, you need to use unsweetened vanilla bean paste. You will also need two cups of cake mix. These items can be purchased at any grocery store or cake outlet. Also make sure you have enough cake mix to create a cake that looks good and does not consist of too much cake mix. One to two tablespoons over-fat is nice.
Start With Unsweetened Vanilla Bean Paste To Make A Rose Cake Design
Now you will add the unsweetened vanilla bean paste to your mixer. Start by mixing this thoroughly. You may want to set your mixer up for a low speed. If necessary, you can increase the speed to double-speed. This will allow for smoother blending.
Next, you will add the two cups of cake mix to your mixer. Mix this well. Then add your two cups of the white chocolate chips. Once this has all mixed well, you can begin to frost your cake. Frost the cake with the frosting in one smooth motion, allowing some of the cake batter to get behind the frosting.
Now you will add the rose design to your cake. Draw a small circle on the cake with an icing guide. Use your rose pattern as a guide. Cut this out with a special cake leveler. This will help you ensure an even application of the icing on the cake.
Coat It With The Food Coloring
After you have applied the cake design and smoothed it out, you are now ready to assemble your cake. Using a non-stick cake pan, coat it with the food coloring that you used. This will help give your cake the appearance of being more like a rose. Now, fill the cake with the frosting. Starting at the bottom of the cake, slowly fill the entire cake with the frosting.
Make sure you only use enough frosting to cover the cake. If you apply too much, it will melt and create unsightly bubbles in your cake. Once you are satisfied with the rose design that you have applied to your cake, it is time to add the roses to your cake pan. Start by placing one rose per tier of your cake. Or you can place a single rose per tier, if you feel it is more dramatic.
You can also find rose cake designs online through various websites. There are a variety of websites dedicated specifically to cakes and dessert designs. You can browse through them and see what kind of cake you would like to have made. Have fun and make your special someone a surprise!
Give Your Rose A Chance To Expand
Start by preheating your oven. Using a pastry board or spray attached to a spray bottle, heat the oven to its baking temperature. Give your rose a chance to expand. Once it has started to expand, allow it to sit for a few minutes so it does not burn or dry out. You can add ice to your cake pan before this step, if you wish.
Once your rose is done expanding, remove it from the oven. If it has rolled up, use a spatula or your hands to turn it right side out. Next, you will want to unroll it on a piece of parchment paper or foil. Do not wrap it around the pan. Wrap it around your cake pan so you do not get any bubbles in the design.
Once you have your rose design cooled off, you will want to pipe or brush your icing on it. Begin piping or brushing your icing with either a small round tip or a large round tip toothbrush. The best way to do this is to start piping or brushing in the middle of your rose and work your way outwards. Be sure to cover the entire rose with the icing.
When your icing is smooth and applied to your cake, allow it to dry completely. Then you are ready to decorate your cake, beginning with the crown. Continue your rose cake design until your final cake is completed, adding decorations if you wish. If you wish, you can even cover your cake in fondant to give it a very smooth finish.