How to: Cake Decorating Rosettes

In the mood to laugh? If you haven’t already, don’t forget to check out this video of Baby Boo I posted on Friday! It is SuRe to bring a smile to anyone’s face πŸ™‚

I feel like I am in a whirl wind.

Maybe not a whirl wind, because I don’t really know what that means.Β I’m feeling more along the lines of being trapped in a tornado.

Ok, no wrong again, because that would mean everything is spiralingΒ out of control, and that isn’t happening either. (P.S. It took me 7 tries to spell spiraling.)

So if I am not in a whirl wind, nor a tornado, then where am I in life right now..?

I am right here.

Here, where I am supposed to be.

The past few days have been hell, to say the least. With my grandpa passing, my husband gone, Baby Boo teething plus catching Hand Foot and Mouth Disease..(what is that??-No she hasn’t been sucking on other children’s hands, feet, or mouths..That we know of :\) I have had a hard time adjusting to rightΒ now in life.

And then today, when I was trying to come up with ways to play with Baby Boo, I realized that I have been so busy with this and that, I haven’t taken time to enjoy the simple things, like teaching Baby Boo how to play with Dolls.

Weird, I know, but everybody is always trying to get Baby Boo to rough house, and kick and throw balls, and do boy things..when she clearly is ALL girl. πŸ™‚

She was in much need of doll time.

She did well with Ba-Ba feeding…

But then she got stingy.

We are still working on pushing the stroller.

And handeling with care.

But, I can definitely say she is improving.

I realize that…I love enjoying the simple things.

Like Cake.

Pretty Cake to be exact.

Want to learn how to make said cake…Pretty?

It’s actually reeeaaallly easy, and you can impress any one with your sick wit’ it skills!

Begin with a cake.

Frost a thin layer all over the cake with a thick and sturdy frosting, such as a buttercream.

Next, grab your tip.

I use a Wilton Star tip#1M. This one works best for what we are trying to accomplish.

You have to be careful with this tip, because those little star edges easily bend..aka, if you drop or step on them.

NOT that this has happened to me. But trust me, your tip will pipe funny-ly(word?-it is now!) Β if it bends πŸ™‚

Then, put the star tip in a piping bag, the fill with the rest of your frosting.

Next, started on the top of the cake, start piping a circle, any size, but instead of connecting the circle, continue to swirl the frosting towards the middle.

Continue to do this all around the cake.

I wasn’t trying to make this cake look perfect, so as you can see the centers are a little crazy where I lifted up the piping bag.

If you don’t like this, just make sure to smoothie pick up the bag when done with you rosette.

Also, when piping the rosettes, make piping bag pipe close to the cake, and not holding the piping up higher.

Once done, you can leave the cake as is, or you can bedazzle it up, like me πŸ™‚

I took a bunch of dragees, or pink silver balls, and put them randomly through out the cake. Although I mostly put them in the centers of the rosettes, where the piping had ended.

And there you have it.

Super easy.

You know what else I am loving right now??


Recipe tomorrow my friends πŸ™‚

I guess living in the right now isn’t so bad after all! πŸ˜‰

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  1. Your rosettes are gorgeous! I couldn’t help but giggle at Baby Boo with her purse and her stroller. What a little Mommy. There’s absolutely NOTHING wrong with being girlie!

  2. Wow, you really do have a lot going on; I think you’re handling everything wonderfully! I hope Baby Boo feels better soon – I love the pictures of her and the doll!

    That cake looks incredible. I never thought of doing something like that, but I may try it out. πŸ™‚

    • I am trying to tackle it all at once πŸ™‚ And thanks so much for your compliments! you must try the cake out!! You can do it! It is SOO easy!!

  3. yum! if you have a good non-chocolate donut recipe i would loveeee you! i have a donut pan and have only used it once! have a good day with baby boo girl!

  4. Um, wow. That cake looks awesome. I am a horribly decorator lol. I just slather it on and pray it doesn’t fall off.

    Hope she feels better. The picture of her pushing the stroller over is hilarious πŸ™‚

    • haha decorating cakes is SOO frustrating, but I promise that you can do it :)!!
      ANd thank you πŸ™‚ Baby Boo is quite the entertainer!

  5. Ohmygosh girl! you are INSANE with the piping bag! it looks more than professional… just amazing =)

  6. Beautiful!!! Baby boo is starting to get very girly …love the purse pic!

  7. My condolences go out to you and your family.

    Baby Boo is just too adorable with her doll! She is such a precious baby πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the cake tips!

  8. My goodness you are talented!

    And would you believe I got Foot and Mouth disease at age 22! No lie..weird anamoly.

  9. So pretty! I need that tip – I’m seriously lacking, but I don’t make cakes and stuff frequently enough. I really want to start though, there’s nothing more amazing than a beautiful cake that you know someone spent a lot of time on. Love the rosettes. Actually I think I’m going to show my little sister in law – she will LOVE this. And the pictures of baby boo <3 So sweet. We love looking at your pictures, my daughter gets so excited and points and says baby. She's not very skilled in the language department yet, haha.

    • I Always love an excuse to bake a cake, because I can’t do it often πŸ™‚ I would be eating way too much cake! lol
      And your daughter sounds adorable! I love that she recognizes babies!

  10. Your cake is sooooo beautiful. You are SO TALENTED, Ari! Omg!!!!

    And your baby girl.
    And those donuts.

    It’s all too pretty for one post πŸ™‚

  11. Im so sorry about your grand dad Ari!

    These photos are so cute! And that cake looks amazing! Youve got skills πŸ˜€
    Cant wait for that recipe tomorrow- your recipes are always so yummy and healthy, lovelove it!

  12. That is adorable! (Both Baby Boo playing with the doll AND the cake! πŸ™‚ )

    Can’t wait for those doughnuts. The fact that they are Georgia Tech colors just makes me want them more!

  13. Even if I followed your directions to a T, my cake would never look as pretty as yours! You have serious talent. πŸ™‚

  14. Ari you have to tell me, did you teach yourself all of these fabulous baking and cooking techniques they are so impressive! I also LOVE your new about section. So honest and open and inspiring, i.e. so you! πŸ™‚

    • It’s called being bored with a baby and a hubby away πŸ™‚ Too much lonely nights spent in the kitchen.
      ANd thank you so much! I am glad you read it!

  15. SOOOO pretty!! I forget..did you ever tell me what camera and lens you are using???? What;s your lighting situation??

    I love decorating cupcakes with tips, but never did the rosettes!!! you’re awesome!

    • I don’t remember if I did, but I have a t1i cannon, and i use the standard lens that comes with it..lame huh! I know nothing about photography at all, trust me, but I always take pictures during the day, more like mid day, because it’s the brightest.
      And a rosette would be SO cute on a cupcake!

  16. what a pretty cake!! And so easy! I never knew it was that easy – i love tips like this. πŸ™‚
    Carter came down with something like that once, too. It was called the coxackie (no idea how to spell it) virus and it left sores in his mouth. Poor little guy couldn’t really swallow anything and drooled like crazy. It was awful! Hope Baby Boo feels better soon.

  17. shannon j says:

    I feel for you- my son had hand foot and mouth once. it was so painful for him- you could just tell. he was miserable- and couldnt swallow cause his lil mouth hurt so bad.

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