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Chocolate Rose Birthday Cake

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Modern Buttercream taught by Joshua John Russell

Cut, level, fill and crumb coat your layers like a professional then learn Joshua John Russell's trade secrets for a beautiful buttercream finish for free!

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Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Birthday
Type 1 Tier
Material Chocolate, Buttercream
Style Simple
Michael Ogden on craftsy.com

Do you sell this cake? No, just for fun

Michael Ogden on craftsy.com

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: I made a Chocolate Fudge Cake which I made into two layers. I filled it with a Choc-Fudge buttercream, and coated the outside with same. I made a milk chocolate buttercream and piped a rose swirl starting from the bottom to the top with the top layer overlapping the side and resting about 3/4 inches over the top of the cake for stability. Refrigerated until buttercream set. I finished it off with a store bought happy birthday candle which isn't shown in the pic :P

Michael Ogden on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? The fact it didn't taste overwhelmingly of the buttercream. The flavour was spot on with a decent ratio of cake flavour to the buttercream to compliment nicely.

Michael Ogden on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Find the right closed star tip piping nozzle thats right for your level of patience and control. I would have gone smaller normally, but I wanted a more dramatic look of the rose swirls as opposed to a mass amount of them.

Michael Ogden on craftsy.com

nice look.

08/10/2014 Flag

Thank you :)

08/27/2014 Flag

yammie

12/16/2014 Flag

Love it!

01/17/2015 Flag

Thanks so much!!! I have a facebook page Mike's Marvels and I love any feedback from anyone who views my projects :)

01/23/2015 Flag