Rosette Cake

lilac rosette cake

Piped using tip #1M by Wilton.

This cake was a highly requested tutorial by my Facebook fans. I’m sure you’ve seen it before because there are TONS of different variations of it on the internet. But since my Facebook buddies asked for it…I gotta give them what they want, right?

pink rose cake

Piped using tip #21 by Wilton.

In my pink rosette cake(pictured above), I hand inserted dragees(pearls)into the cake after I was done. Keep in mind if you plan on doing this, you need to be more meticulous about your rosettes, making sure that they are evenly spaced out. If you insert your dragees into the cake and your piping is messy, then all you’re doing is bringing more attention to the sloppy areas. Trust me, I’ve been that piper before! :)

You have to use a medium consistency frosting for this cake. That means: No whipped cream frosting, no non dairy whipping cream, and no cream cheese frosting. You might be able to use cream cheese frosting if you place it into the fridge to firm up before piping. Otherwise, it would be too creamy and your rosettes will not hold it’s shape.

Best frostings to use for the cake: Italian meringue buttercream, Swiss meringue buttercream, or good ol’ American buttercream.

I have a good recipe for IMB that can be found here.

Keep in mind that different tips yield a slightly different result. Other tips that you may use by Wilton besides #1M and #21 are: #2D, #16, and #18.

Place your finished cake into the fridge to set your rosettes for at least 30 minutes.

Inspired by Amanda Rettke from

Watch the video below to see the proper technique!