There was a time when I used to bake a lot. I just needed a tiny excuse to bake at the drop of a hat.During the birthdays or anniversaries, I would plan well in advance. But this was not the case for the past two years. I was dying to bake during each occasion. I never managed to do so, and the days just passed by.
I baked the white chocolate pound cake few days ago. That gave me an inspiration to bake more goodies in future. One fine day, when I was going through the photos in foodgawker, My eyes fell on a rose cake. Then I tried finding the rose frosting videos on youtube. I saw a few such videos. I saw the videos again and again.Then I felt that this frosting was not really that complicated and I decided to do this cake on my hubby’s birthday.
I began seeing the cakes in my dreams and lost my sleep for a few nights until the day arrived. I had readymade buttercream frosting. I filled the icing bag (with the rosette nozzle) with the icing. I decided on a very simple chocolate cake as I really did not want to complicate things in the very little time I had. This was the same cake I made for a bloggers meet couple of years ago, but never managed to post the recipe here.
I cooled and crumbcoated the cake and left for a friends home. Back of my mind, I was waiting to get home and frost the cake.After almost 4-5 hours, I went ahead with the frosting with butterflies in my stomach.
I watched the video for the umpteenth time before starting my job. It took just around 20 minutes to finish the frosting. I managed to do a fairly good job. I wont say its the best when you compare the ones in the videos. But I was satisfied with it and I am sure I can do a better job next time.
I immediately whatsapped the photo of the cake to my sis and received a good compliment. My hubby, the birthday boy loved it too. He said I should have used rose pink colour. So thats going to be next time. I am surely going to use this frosting in my future cakes as it is really easy and takes less time too. Do let me know how you like it!!
You can watch this video on youtube before attemting this cake for the first time–