The Baking Owl

a blog written by an aspiring 17 year old baker.

Gold and Ivory Rose Cake (Cake 4 Kids Contest {2016})

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For the past three years, I have competed in a cake competition held by this non profit organization that I volunteer for called Cake 4 Kids.

This year I decided to make this gold and ivory rose cake! I chose to do my favorite dark chocolate cake with a delicious homemade strawberry whipped cream.


For this competition, I had to make two separate cakes; one for the judges to taste and one for the general public to try.


For all the gold pieces, I used gold luster dust mixed with a bit of clear alcohol as a paint to brush on all the fondant pieces and the very edges of the roses. I made the roses with a mixture of fondant and gumpaste which I dyed ivory with some Wilton food coloring. After they dried, I dusted them lightly with dry gold luster dust and then painted the edges with the gold edible paint I had made.


For the smaller cake, I made a fondant bow in advance that I also painted gold. I added a gift tag that I made out of fondant as well.



To add a bit of color, I decorated both cakes with these round turquoise sprinkles. I also cut out strips of fondant, painted them gold, and attached them vertically onto the larger cake.

I loved how both cakes turned out and the competition was as fun as always!

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Author: sofia abbas

just a teenaged girl with a food blog and a passion for baking

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