Naomi’s Rose Cake

March 26th, 2012
Back from a one week hiatus! Things have been kind of crazy around here. Instead of posting a new recipe every week day, I will have to limit myself at posting every few days. The problem being that I don’t have much time to even make food.
Anyways, when my brother asked me to make a cake for my god-daughter Naomi’s second birthday, I got really excited and then really stressed out because of how little time I actually have right now. I thought to myself  “keep it simple!”. I did and it turned out great!

Naomi’s Rose Cake


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups sifted icing sugar
  • 35% cream (to adjust consistency)
  • Wilton Gel Icing Colors


The cake:

  1. For the cake itself, I used this vanilla bean cake recipe. I colored the batter inside to make a tye-dye look of pinks and purple (my mother took a picture, so I hope I’ll eventually be able to share it here).

Making the frosting:

  1.  Mix butter, shortening and vanilla until smooth and fluffy. Add icing sugar half a cup at a time until incorporated. Add cream 1 teaspoon at a time until creamy.

I sligthly modified Gen’s (my bff) frosting recipe. I found that I didn’t have enough icing sugar so I used 4cups instead of 8 and I used cream instead of milk).

Decorating the cake:

  1. Spread a crumb coat of frosting on the cooled cake.
  2. Separate the rest of the frosting in three bowls. Add a toothpick of gel coloring in each and stir until well combined.
  3. In a pastry bag fitted with a 1M tip, carefully spoon frosting from the lightest shade to the darkest shade. You’ll see that the first few roses will come out in a single color. If you want, use those to practice your roses on a plate.
  4. To make your rose, start in the center, then move your tip in a circle around the center point and stop when you feel like it.

The rose piping inspiration comes from I am baker’s rose cake tutorial. My technique is just a bit different and by different, I actually mean lazy. I started from the center-top and went down. My roses are also smaller in size.

One Response to Naomi’s Rose Cake

  1. Naomi Guadalupe Ruiz says:


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