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How to make Rose Cakes

Posted on Dec 6, 2013 by in Cakes | 2 comments

How to make Rose Cakes- Tricks of the Trade

These cakes are my favorites. It is so pretty and easy to do with a little practice. Its not meant to be perfect, in fact that is what I love about it!

I use a large 1M Wilton tip to make this large size “rose.” I lifted up between the swirls for the photos but it needs to be done all in one swoop, no stopping! The first swirl is to give that middle center, I pull straight up to give it a little base and then give it a tight whip around. (This is what I had to really practice, once this is second nature the rest is easy :))
Once I have my center I continue around until I have the rose whatever size I need. To fill in the gaps when needed I use a small 5 Wilton Tip to make little mini roses.


  1. I love doing cakes with the roses. I have done two, I am learning on my own, so I watch YouTube and search sites. No one has ever mentioned using the small tip to fill in the gaps. So glad I have found you, you have so many great tips! One question….When doing the sides do you start at the bottom and go up?

    Thank you!

    • Good! I am glad- I love the little tip too, much prettier I think! Yes I always start from the bottom, that way I dont get stuck with a row of too small or too big roses at the bottom! Thanks for your nice comments. :)

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