Rose Cake

This week my friend Alexia took me to the flower market with the intention of picking up something to decorate a cake for my Grandmother’s 91st birthday. Last year I made sugar flowers so this year I thought I would opt for some fresh ones. We got up early, had a wander around and ate some killer bacon sandwiches. The market smelt uh-mazing and there was so much choice. However, as soon as I saw a bouquet of candy coloured roses I knew they were the ones. They featured enough pinks (her favourite colour) along with pretty purples, soft creams and pops of red, yellow and orange. For the cake itself I went for lemon filled with lemon buttercream and lemon curd and covered it in pale pink fondant. Being a flower pro Alexia came over and helped me wire and wrap the roses so that they could be easily placed in the cake. They then chilled in the fridge until I needed to use them. Once the cake was iced I simply pushed the wire stems into the cake arranging them in a sort of circle, then the middle and finally filling in any gaps with the rose leaves. This was one amazing smelling cake and it tasted pretty great too. Happy Birthday Granny! x 

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