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Sunday, July 22, 2012

An Easy Chocolate Rosette Cake


I had seen this rosette style cake on Pinterest a while back and finally gave it a try! I wanted to make it using chocolate icing though and a yellow cake. Seeing how it was my first time ever using any actual cake decorating tools I didn't really know what I was doing, but I have to say it turned out to be much easier than I anticipated. Mine looks a little messier than I would like and I definitely need to practice more doing the filler swirls between the rosettes but all in all for a first try I was quite happy with it and it really was so easy!

I didn't take step by step photos but I can pretty easily explain the steps. First I just used a Betty Crocker Super Moist cake yellow cake mix and filled two circular 9" cake pans.

Here is the recipe for the frosting:

3 sticks butter
2 cups Hershey's Cocoa 
9 cups powdered sugar
1/3 milk
1 tablespoon vanilla

Melt the butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk and beat on medium speed. Add more milk if needed (I don't even think I used quite 1/3 cup). Stir in Vanilla. Makes about 6 cups of frosting.

YOU WANT IT TO BE KIND OF STIFF SO IT HOLDS THE SHAPE OF THE ROSETTE.

I have to say I ended up with a little extra frosting but that was better than not having enough and although I had a little extra it wasn't a ton extra.

First I placed the bottom round cake layer down and frosted the top of it. Then I placed the second layer on top of it. I normally like to make three layer cakes but for this one I decided to go ahead with just two to make it easier to do the rosettes on the side. Once I placed the second tier on I just iced the top of it and then the sides in a very basic not so pretty manner.

This is what it should look like before you start working on your rosettes:


I went to Michael's and purchased these three items so I could ice the cake:
(I have to say I feel quite fancy now being the owner of some cake decorating tools, even if they are just super basic ones!) =) 

Then I followed this fabulous tutorial from "i am baker". The instructions were so easy and hers looks awesome (way better than mine!)









And there you have it, a super easy chocolate rosette cake!


 I also wanted to let you know our "Love Is..." pillow cover sets are back in stock!





I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

22 comments:

  1. Yuuummmyyyyy!!! I have to try this, it looks gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. What a work of art! It looks almost too good to eat.

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  3. OMG I so want a piece of that cake. Seriously. It looks so good I could eat my monitor.

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  4. Jen,

    Just so you know. I freaked out so bad about a chocolate cake craving after reading this - after 9pm on a Sunday - that my DH snuck off to Max and Erma's and brought me back a huge piece of chocolate cake.

    See what you did?????

    (And I loved every bite of it, too.)

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  5. That cake looks amazing. Love the pillows too.

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  6. Looks fabulous Jennifer! I think I might have to obtain some cake decorating tools for myself!

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  7. That cake is so pretty--reminds me of some fabric I have.

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  8. A beautiful cake Jennifer and looks yummy! I could go for a slice right now and it's only 8 am!

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  9. Your cake turned out beautifully, and it looks delish as well, which makes it the perfect combo! I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Kat

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  10. Your cake is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing and for the links too! Can't wait to check them out. I love your cake stand by the way :D

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  11. It's beautiful! and it looks so good in those photos it makes me want to lick the computer screen!

    Cindy

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  12. The cake is beautiful and looks delicious..

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  14. There's no question about it...your a true artist! And everything you touch your hand to comes out beautifully! Thanks for the delicious inspiration!

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  15. Wow! How can you even eat it when it looks so beautiful?! ;) But it does look absolutely delicious! And yay for the pillow covers! I'm going to go order some right now!

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  16. Thanks for taking the time to discuss this. I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more information? It is extremely helpful for me. Thanks!

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  17. Oh man that cake is beautiful!

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  18. SO beautiful!!!! I am going to try it soon:)

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  19. Oh my goodness, your cake looks so pretty. Now I want chocolate cake and glass of milk!!

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