Posted by alvarezmom[featuredcakes] 1.) I baked two 6 & two 8 round cakes. Tort, fill and crumb coat as usual. *Dont worry about them looking pretty it wont matter.
Optional Step Cover in fondant
2.)To make the center of the rose its all about eyeing it. The center part will be fat this is to ensure that it is able to hold the first couple of petals with out tipping over.
3.)You can either take one long strip and roll it on or several smaller strips about 3-4 inches and put them on. I looked at my model picture as a guide.
*long strip method
* put it on counter clockwise Or you can cut several small strips about 3-4 long and attach separately
Now that you have your center part of the rose its time to start cutting your petals. 4.) Knead and roll out your fondant to a thickness of ¼. I tried to roll it into a circle to make it easier for cutting.
*Its okay to have different shapes and sizes for your petals. It will give it a more realistic look. Heres my center after several petals (like above) were attached. Top view
Side view SUPPORTS SUPPORTS SUPPORTS
5.) Once you have applied enough petals to the top tier it needs to harden up a bit. If you have a fan now is the time to bring it out and place the fan in front of the cake. *After about 15 minutes
6.) Optional Step If you did not cover your cake with fondant and just used butter cream now is the time to add a bit more so the petals can stick. If you used fondant take out your piping gel (glue) to help attach your petals to the sides of the cake. 6.) Cuts strips. The longer the strips the less full the cake will look towards the bottom. Its all about eyeing and seeing what you like from here on out.
Heres what you cake might look like
7.) Once you have applied all of your petals its time to let it dry up a bit. Wait about 30 minutes and slowly take out all of the napkins and your supports. Or if you have time you can let it sit over night. 8.) Optional Step If you used a dark color like I did you will see that it turns a dull color. I went ahead and painted on the red. I used the Americolor red with clear vanilla extract and hand painted each petal.
*See the difference? 9.) You can add your luster dust at this point. I did not add it on this cake because I loved how the red dried.