For years I loved to work in the garden. Roses are my favorite. Unfortunately, I am not able to do that anymore. I love to bake, so I decided to come up with a Roses In Basket Cake, my own way of bringing my roses into the house.
I designed the outside of the large cupcakes in a basket weave. Then I lightly frosted the top, so that the handmade roses can have something to hold to. I placed 6 roses on the top and then added little green leaves made with frosting to give it the bouquet look.
I made this Basket of Roses Birthday Cake for Gran's 70th Birthday. It is a chocolate cake. The basket is chocolate butter icing and then the pink and lavender roses are butter icing.
The basket handle is foil folded over and over and the wrapped in ribbon. Once the icing was made decorating only took around an hour. Roses did take a little longer than planned but I happy with the finished result.