The Baking Owl

a blog written by an aspiring 17 year old baker.


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Purple Ombre Rose Cake (Cake 4 Kids Contest {2014})

Just like last September, this year I participated in a cake competition sponsored by Cake 4 Kids (an organization I volunteer for).

This year’s cake was a lot of fun to make and it is probably one of my most favorite decorated cakes.

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Last year, I had made a pink and brown owl cake that you can check out here.

This time however, I wanted to use some of my gumpaste roses to decorate the cake. So I settled on creating purple ombre ruffles and white roses dusted with a bit of purple luster dust.

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Buttercream Rose Cake

Hi everyone, last weekend I made a buttercream rose cake. I used a 2 layer 6 inch chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream tinted pink with a bit of orange. To make the roses, I  made swirls that looked like rosettes on the sides and top of the cake. I started at the bottom of the cake and made my way to the top. This is a really simple cake and is very forgiving because even if you mess up on one rose all you have to do is scrape it off and try again! We had a few guests over and they enjoyed the cake with us.

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