Buttercream Rose Cake

Today is my best friend’s birthday and nothing short of a Buttercream Rose Cake will do. This is also the perfect cake for Easter, which is just around the corner. Creating the buttercream roses and other flowers requires a bit of special equipment and some practice, but this is just the kind of activity that relaxes me and I hope you agree. I’ll walk you through building the cake that will be the canvas for your floral top and then show you how to create the buttercream and roses. 

I have some tutorials on my Instagram page, but you can find even more information on my youtube channel (links for each step below).

Buttercream Rose Cake

Equipment – Here is all the equipment I used to make the cake and flowers.

The recipes:

I baked a Devil’s Food Cake with Peanut Butter Buttercream filling for my friend’s birthday. 

The Decorating Buttercream I used for the Roses is a Swiss Meringue Buttercream.

Assemble the cake: 

How to cut and fill the cake – after the cake is baked, we’ll create the even layers:

How to crumb coat the cake – this prevents any crumbs from being on the outside of your cake, so it is nice and clean:

How to get perfectly smooth icing – creating a smooth icing will be the base to set your flowers on:

The roses:

How to make the roses – You’ll find a video in my @zoebakes instagram highlights on making the roses.

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