Monday, 21 May 2012

A Rosy Posy Birthday Cake

On the weekend our family threw a surprise party for my beautiful Mum's birthday.
It was a significant birthday as you can see.
Normally for an occasion such as this I would have toddled off to the bakery and ordered a pretty cake.
This time however, I really wanted to make her cake myself.
My Mum is my best friend I could not think of a better way to say 'thanks Mum' then creating a little masterpiece for her.
Lucky for me my cake (all 3 tiers of it) baked to perfection and the yummy ganache icing smoothed on like a dream.

Mum loved her 'Rosy Posy' birthday cake and by the looks of everybody at the party licking the icing off their fingers, they did too !

I reused two white sugar roses and the '60' diamante cake topper from my Grandparents 60th wedding anniversary cake.
I crystallised organic rose petals from my own garden and layered them carefully on top.
I think it looked quite the picture !
It's my best cake ever by far.
3 layers of yummy butter cake using a Donna Hay butter cake recipe.
This recipe can be found in Donna Hay's 'Modern Classics' cookbook. It is a tried and true recipe of mine. It is no fail and easy to make.
I made 3 separate cakes and it took quite a lot of time to make overall so the least fuss the better !
Take a look at Donna Hay's website........I just adore visiting her Sydney store. It is one of my favourite stores.
In between each layer of cake was a thin layer of white chocolate ganache...........divine !

Join me tomorrow, I will have an easy to do tutorial on crystallising your own rose petals for cupcakes, birthday cakes etc.
It is easy to do and I think the results speak for themselves.

Have a beautiful day



  1. Too pretty! Well done Miss Peachy Pink, looks delish xx

  2. Your Mum's birthday cake is gorgeous! How sweet of you to make such a lovely thing for her. It is perfect and looks SO delicious.

    How I ♥ cake!!!

  3. That is so divinely beautiful. I can almost taste it from the pictures. Well done Mel you are too clever by far. Sandi from the Little Island

  4. What a beautiful cake! Every little detail looks amazing! You are such a wonderful daughter!


  5. AMAZING, You have come a long way since baking fathers day cakes for my dad from ME!
    Thank you Melanie you made a beautiful cake. Remember, Dad recognised your baking skills way back in the olden days.

  6. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW this is gorgeous and i see above you gave us the HOW TO!!!! thank you my friend! you rock : ) HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPY Birthday to your Mom and a million more -- I know her's was special because you and yours are in her life!!! (hugs)