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Pink Rosette Cake Recipe and Tutorial- An elegant and simple cake design

Cakes, Recipe | August 31, 2016 | By

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I would like to call this cake “The midnight Goodness” !! It was a cake I made on a very short notice. took me under 4 hours from cake preparation time to completing decoration- I started working around 11.30pm and ended by 3.30 ish. Luckily I was told, “keep the cake as simple as possible” ! I thought it would be a great idea to blog about it so readers new to cake designing would benefit too!  Pardon photography, couple of them were taken in the night under bad lighting and some of the day pictures were taken with my iPhone camera (i will remember to charge my camera battery in advance next time!)  šŸ˜‰

If you are new to cake designing and looking to learn a simple yet elegant design, this would be a good soft start. Rosette cakes have been popular for quite some time now, it is easy to achieve and quite straightforward – like any other skill you will need to keep practicing to perfect it šŸ™‚ 

Let me walk you through the steps involved. For your easy understanding I have broken it into 4 steps

  1. Recipes – for the Cake, Filling and Frosting
  2. Filling and stacking Cake layers
  3. Crumb Coating the Cake
  4. Frosting and Decorating the Cake

STEP 1: Recipies- Cake, Filling and Frosting



  1. Poourani
    August 31, 2016

    Yet another chance to dig into super soft cake. The icing was awesome with right amount of sugar

    • Thulashitha RD
      August 31, 2016

      Thanks for your feedback Poourani šŸ™‚ im glad you enjoyed it !

    • Navleen
      September 1, 2016

      Hello this is so nicely explained. Just loved it. Will be your regular reader. Thanks for doing this work.

      • Thulashitha RD
        September 1, 2016

        Anytime Navleen ! I am glad that you are finding my blog resourceful šŸ™‚

  2. Rekha
    August 31, 2016

    Absolutely beautiful and delicious ! Thx thula

    • Thulashitha RD
      August 31, 2016

      Anytime Rekha ! šŸ™‚

  3. Arun
    August 31, 2016

    Loved the cake, especially the core, non-cream part.

    • Thulashitha RD
      August 31, 2016

      Thank you Arun ! šŸ™‚

  4. pradeepa
    August 31, 2016

    Awesome thulashitha. What a nice and easy description. Thanks

  5. Vishy
    August 31, 2016

    The cake was yummy. It was the highlight of my daughter’s bday

    • Thulashitha RD
      August 31, 2016

      Thank you Vishy ! šŸ™‚

  6. Saranya
    August 31, 2016

    Wow.. I was waiting from a long time for Crumb coating, Icing and decoration article from you. Though I bake cakes which are tasty, I don’t decorate them because I have very less confidence about Icing and even coating. This post is clearly explained and gives me much need confidence. Thanks a lot Thula!!

    • Thulashitha RD
      August 31, 2016

      Anytime Saranya ! Thanks for reviewing this post. I have many facebook messages coming in every day , which go unseen by others. I am glad that a few of my readers leave their feedback here, it adds value to my content šŸ™‚

  7. Anju Aravind
    August 31, 2016

    Ombre rosettes definitely lifts up the confidence of a novice person and it looks elegant too.. I have tried it with whipped cream and like you said its easy and gets better with practice. Will try with buttercream too..
    Let me tell you Thula I definitely envy those who are lucky enough to taste these yummy cakes of yours.

  8. Anu
    September 1, 2016

    U described each n every step so clearly. I would like learn more about butter cream as how to add flavours n reduce the sweetness

    • Thulashitha RD
      September 1, 2016

      Thank you for your feedback Anu, Sure! I have noted your interest . I will keep that in mind for my future tutorials šŸ™‚

  9. Ruth Omondi
    September 1, 2016

    Hi thanks for sharing I love it am doing cakes but always afraid of using butter cream.would you please share your butter cream recipe

    • Thulashitha RD
      September 1, 2016

      Hello Ruth, I have attached the buttercream recipe (link) to my post. It is on page-2 (Recipes). Let me know how it worked for you, feel free to ask questions along the way ! Goodluck šŸ™‚

  10. Bharu
    September 2, 2016

    Elegant indeed! Only wish I could taste these creations of yours!

    • Thulashitha RD
      September 2, 2016

      thank you, Hopefully soon Bharu ! šŸ™‚

  11. Indika
    September 5, 2016

    So this is how this icing is done! And super tip about the crumb coating! Thanks!

    • Thulashitha RD
      September 5, 2016

      Anytime Indika ! šŸ™‚

  12. Shirin
    September 9, 2016

    hi great post for starters like me šŸ™‚ can u please also post some recipes on edible cake figure decorations .. wanted to start with simpe jungle or princess theme so was looking for ideas..

    • Thulashitha RD
      September 10, 2016

      I will keep this is mind Shirin šŸ™‚