I recently discovered a fun blog with a ton of cake ideas.
This past week I gave her rose cake a try. I used two cake mixes (one white, one red velvet) and her best buttercream frosting recipe. I was very happy with the frosting and how easy it was to make the roses. My roses are pretty sloppy since I don’t have a steady hand or much patients with details like this. I get in a rush to finish it. It did still turn out pretty good. I made two cakes and this is the second cake. A bit nicer than the first.
I wanted to try her vertical strip technic with a slight twist giving it a checkerboard pattern. I did accomplish the desired pattern but the little blocks of cake separated from each other. (the above pic is missing the center tip blocks.)
To make the checkerboard pattern I just cut circles from all four cakes separating the rings and reassembling like in her tutorial but then placed one of the cakes on top of another that has an opposite outer ring color.
Then finished with the simple syrup (my red velvet cake bled) and wrapped it in parchment paper like in the directions. Next time I will fuse the opposite color cakes together like she did in her tutorial in hopes that they don’t fall apart so much.