My sweet obsession

Chocolate Swirly Roses

Today I took a stab at buttercream.  Fondant is my sugar of choice, but I had my eye on something that I’ve been wanting to try for some time.  I shy away from buttercream because of the steady hand pressure it takes.  My hands and fingers are a bit on the weak side, so squeezing a big bag of thick icing is not my idea of fun.  Still, I couldn’t get this one technique out of my mind.

A co-worker recently got engaged and I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to do a Swirly Rose cake.  I decided to use chocolate icing instead of white, since this is only the engagement – not the wedding.  I visited a website for a tutorial and tried a few roses on some parchment paper.  Once I felt comfortable with the technique, I was good to go.

The cake itself was a black and white “zebra” pattern.  That was also a new technique, but I forgot to ask my friend to take a photo when they cut it, so I won’t really know if it worked or not.  I’ll have to ask on Monday.  The filling was chocolate buttercream with seedless strawberry preserves.  This cake reminds me of a ribbon rose evening bag that I once saw – it just smells a whole lot sweeter.


3 comments on “Chocolate Swirly Roses

  1. Joanne
    September 22, 2011



  2. LIla
    September 22, 2011

    Looks beautiful and sounds delicious!


  3. sandy
    September 23, 2011

    This is pretty cool!


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