Friday, September 30, 2011

The Rose Swirl

The rose swirl is such an easy way to decorate a cupcake. I've used it several times. I used it to decorate cupcakes for Collin to take to swing choir practice ...

... and then again with a little pink added to them ...

And then I saw a cake using the cupcake rose swirl on an actual cake. The original idea came from iambaker, and has been duplicated by many many many cake decorators all over the world. 

So ... I had to try it to.

Here was my first attempt ...

It won a prize at a potluck ... so I made another one. 

I know ... it looks just like the first one. It was for a different group of people, so I figured it would be okay. The best part is, the inside was lemon and white checkerboard. I forgot to take a picture of it though. :(

This all lead to one of the prettiest cakes I've made. Since the rose swirl looks impressive, but is actually quite easy, I decided to enter this cake in a decorating contest.

It lost to a cake covered in camouflage fondant with a tank on top. Maybe I should have made the roses red, white, and blue.

Oh well ... I'm sure there will be more rose swirls in my future.

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