Crystallized White Rose Cake

Crystallized White Rose CakeCrystallized White Rose Cake

Growing up, Valentine’s Day was a non-event; it seemed a trivial, meaningless day fuelled by greedy company execs that mass produce measly boxed chocolates rather than individuals celebrating true love.

Recently though, I have begun to appreciate the tradition created by St. Valentine – not because I crave a box of chocolates or a single rose, rather I have just started to adore the idea. A day to celebrate love… to rejoice, acknowledge your blessings and be grateful for all the special people you have in your life. And I think we could all use a little more of this relishment in our day to day lives.

Crystallized White Rose Cake

Nothing screams ‘I care for you’ more than a home-baked cake. Baking is an act of love, a joyful moment and expression of creativity. And since it’s assumed that most will be consuming chocolate for Valentine’s… I have opted in favour of something slightly different and created a simple cake that highlights the delicate flavour of rose for the upcoming day.

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Crystallized White Rose Cake is adapted from my new favourite baking bible, Decorated. The cake itself is incredibly light, moist and springy – due to the high proportion of egg white in the batter. Its crumb and texture is soft whilst still feeling dense and rich at the same time, with a good balance of sweet and floral fragrance from the rose and vanilla extracts.

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Crystallized White Rose Cake is beautiful. I envision it as a perfect centerpiece for your Valentine’s Day table or as a gift for your special someone. It frosts up like a dream, and will look impressive no matter how you decide to decorate it. I decorated the cake with diaphanous Colombian imported roses which I crystallized with a simple mixture of egg white and sugar.

A home-baked cake, in my opinion, will far exceed any Valentine’s gift that can be purchased and I have a feeling, your special someone will feel the same. So! Without further ado, let’s get thee to the recipe. Bonne Saint-Valentin!Crystallized White Rose CakeCrystallized White Rose CakeCrystallized White Rose Cake

Crystallized White Rose Cake
 
Ingredients
  • 250 g / 9 oz. unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 500 g / 18 oz. caster sugar
  • 2 whole eggs and 6 egg whites, lightly beaten at room temperature
  • 450 g / 16 oz. plain flour
  • 5 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 360 ml / 12 fl. oz. whole milk, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp. rose extract
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 560 g / 19.5 oz. unsalted butter, at room temperature / for the buttercream
  • 900 g / 2 lb. icing sugar
  • 225 ml / 7.5 fl. oz. double cream
  • 4 tsp. rose extract
  • Pink food colouring
  • Pink and white crystallized rose petals for decoration
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170 C / 335 F. Grease and line three 18 cm / 7 inch cake tins with baking parchment. Using a stand mixer or electric hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until light, pale and fluffy, roughly 4 to 5 minutes. Add the eggs to the mixture a little at a time, until well incorporated.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Add half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until just combined. Add half of the milk and the rose and vanilla extract, continuing to beat, and then add the remaining flour and milk.
  3. Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared cake tins. Bake in the oven for 40 – 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool in their tins slightly before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, level any domed tops.
  4. While the cakes are cooling, make the rose buttercream. Using a stand mixer or electric hand mixer, beat the butter until pale and creamy, roughly 4 to 5 minutes. Add the icing sugar and cream and continue to beat until smooth. Add the rose extract to taste.
  5. For assembly, fix the bottom layer of cake to a stand or board with a small amount of buttercream. Spread the top with a generous amount of the buttercream, roughly 3 tablespoons. Add the second layer and repeat, and again with the final layer. Cover the cake with a thin layer of buttercream to crumb coat then chill for 30 minutes to set firm.
  6. Split the remaining buttercream into thirds. Dye one third deep pink, one third light pink and leave the last third white. Spread the white buttercream over the top and sides of the cake then with a clean spatula, spread the deep pink around the bottom third of the cake then spread the pale pink buttercream between the white and deep pink buttercream. Clean your spatula and smooth the cake, removing any excess buttercream as you go. Decorate with crystallised rose petals (these are easily made by lightly brushing the rose petals with egg white then sprinkling with caster sugar).
Notes
Adapted from Decorated by April Carter

Crystallized White Rose Cake

138 Comments

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  • Reply Hala March 26, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Hello.
    Thanks for the beautiful recipe. One question please: when shall we add the double cream?

    • Reply thalia March 26, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      The cream is for the icing, as per the recipe.

  • Reply Laura (Tutti Dolci) February 27, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    This cake is just beautiful, I love the ombre buttercream and crystallized roses!

  • Reply Gina February 23, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    This is so pretty! The floral aroma is coming right through my computer screen. 🙂

  • Reply Tanvi@@Sinfully Spicy February 20, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    This is just so gorgeous. Rose flavored cakes are my most favorite of course after cardamom. Love that delicate frosting you decked it up with!

  • Reply Dhrubaa February 18, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Can I marry this? Please?

  • Reply Natalia February 17, 2015 at 9:16 am

    This is so beautiful I might cry

  • Reply Danielle February 16, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    Saw this and was blown away! What a spectacular creation.

  • Reply Charlotte February 16, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Oh my goodness…. this is so stunningly beautiful I almost wouldn’t want to eat it.

  • Reply Mir February 16, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Wow. I love this! And those flowers on top along with the gradual change in icing color make this one of the most beautiful, artistic cakes I’ve seen! I’m all about a day devoted to love, too. And I LOVE this cake!

  • Reply JenniferRose @NeuroticMommy February 16, 2015 at 3:05 am

    This cake is too beautiful to eat! I am so wanting this cake right now. Stunning Thalia!

  • Reply indugetscooking February 16, 2015 at 1:26 am

    No Valentine’s day celebrations for me, but this is the kind of cake that makes me want to. Absolutely lovely!

  • Reply Amanda Paa February 15, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    one of the most beautiful cakes i have ever seen…. i’ve fallen for it! if only my prince charming could bake 🙂

  • Reply Rachel | A Sweet Muddle February 15, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Hi Thalia, I simply love reading your posts. The photos and writing are always so inspiring as is every recipe! I see Food52 has featured you again yesterday for this post so it looks like congratulations is in order as well (and rightly so!). All the best x

  • Reply Karen @SoupAddict February 15, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Beautiful. Just, beautiful!

  • Reply Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking and More February 15, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Absolutely stunning. I’ve never seen anything like it and your photos are gorgeous!

  • Reply ashley February 14, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Omg one of the most beautiful cakes I have ever seen before, and with three layer double +, and those roses wat a beautiful touch looks like, dew on leaves on fall day, j

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    Oh my gosh, this is simply gorgeous! And I saw it was featured on POPSUGAR, too – so awesome!

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  • Reply Natalie @ Obsessive Cooking Disorder February 13, 2015 at 5:19 am

    Wow this is stunning. I like the creative nontraditional dessert idea, yet it’s super romantic. I’ve never been a huge Vday sort of girl, but the thought of celebrating love (and the fascinatingly dark history) does make it the most intriguing holiday

  • Reply Teodora @ TeoBucatar February 12, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    This looks wonderful, I love your photos, so full of light. Definitely one to bookmark.

  • Reply Zahra February 12, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    What a lovely cake! 🙂 I know what you mean, Valentines day for me growing up wasn’t so much about ‘love’ as it was about getting my hands on some discounted chocolates on Feb 15 ! haha Lovely cake though- I’m not sure what I love more…..the lovely ombre effect the frosting has, or the crystalized roses (so pretty!)

  • Reply Laura February 12, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    I just told you on my blog but I need to tell you again…. You are the Queen of the Cakes!!!
    This cake is gorgeous Thalia!

  • Reply Meagan @ The F&B Department February 12, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Thalia, I couldn’t agree more. Gifting a home-baked cake to a loved one is a beautiful and thoughtful act. This cake is lovely, and I’m sure its recipient is most appreciative.

  • Reply Adrienne February 12, 2015 at 7:07 am

    This really is gorgeous. I’ll have to make those candied roses sometime. Amazing. 🙂

  • Reply Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health February 12, 2015 at 5:49 am

    WOW. I’m speechless. This is a piece of art! The icing is absolutely gorgeous and those roses?! I could easily see this at someones wedding. Beautiful job, Thalia!

  • Reply Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron February 12, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Thalia, you have outdone yourself this time! I don’t know how you get such gorgeously frosted cakes with perfect layers like that, I tried making a 3-layer cake for my son’s birthday, and let’s just say that when it came time to frosting the cake…there was DRAMA!
    I love the ombre frosting, and how perfectly fluffy it looks. And of course the gorgeous roses 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  • Reply Danielle February 12, 2015 at 1:52 am

    This cake is so beautiful and stunning!

  • Reply Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire February 11, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    Thalia, this cake is absolutely breathtaking. Your photos have some to a whole new level (and I love the editing you did). Beyond that, I think this is a truly magnificent way to celebrate those we love. You are right. Nothing shows how much you love someone than a wonderful homemade cake. I’ve pinned this so many times!

  • Reply 13 Days of Love Celebration February 11, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    I appreciate the idea of a home made and sincere expression of love. Happy Wednesday 🙂

  • Reply Naina February 11, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    What an absolute stunner of a cake!! Gorgeous!!!

  • Reply Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures February 11, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Beautiful! Perfect way to show someone you care!

  • Reply Chaya February 11, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    totally agree with your sentiments. it’s about love, and showing it through the food you make for the people you love. this cake is beautiful. i love the ombre, and the crystallized roses are such a romantic touch.

  • Reply Sweet and Savoury Pursuits February 11, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Beautiful cake, love how you iced it. I completely agree that baking is an act of love and much better than any box of chocolates 🙂

  • Reply Nutmeg Nanny February 11, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I love the subtle flavor of rose. This cake looks beautiful and most definitely would be perfect for celebrating a day devoted to love.

  • Reply Barbara @ Barbara Bakes February 11, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Love how you decorated your cake. Gorgeous!

  • Reply [email protected] February 11, 2015 at 8:50 am

    I love everything about this cake! So romantic and delicate! Beautiful photographs….

  • Reply [email protected] February 11, 2015 at 8:49 am

    I love everything about this cake! So romantic and delicate! Beautiful photographs…

  • Reply Regina February 11, 2015 at 6:21 am

    This looks sooo beautiful! Perfect for Valentine’s Day! 😀

  • Reply Levan @ MyWifeMakes.com February 11, 2015 at 4:51 am

    THALIA! My goodness! Your photos for this white rose cake are GORGEOUS! Actually ALL your photos are gorgeous but these ones are INCREDIBLE! Thanks so much for inspiring us with your skills and for sharing this wonderful recipe. Totally diggin’ it!!

  • Reply mjskit February 11, 2015 at 3:25 am

    This cake definitely says “Love”! What a beautiful cake and your photographs are gorgeous.

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking with Cakes February 10, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    put fresh roses on my most recent cake and it was the BEST idea!!! doesn’t look as gorgi as this, but I say it’s close 😉

  • Reply Chineka @ Savor the Baking February 10, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Baking is definitely an act of love and those crystallized roses are so pretty. Beautiful cake.

  • Reply Jacquee | I Sugar Coat It! February 10, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    It is most certainly one of the more over-commercialized ‘holidays’. Homemade gifts, especially the edible variety are always so much more appealing and genuine. Lovely cake!

  • Reply Mandie @ Mandie's Kitchen February 10, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    This cake is stunning. Absolutely stunning! Anything with roses is lovely, and I bet it tastes spectacular! Love your pics! Oh, I was wondering what app/plug-in do you use for your Instagram feed at the bottom of your site?

  • Reply Abby February 10, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    This cake is stunning, Thalia! And I just adore your photos. Cannot. Stop. Staring!! <3

  • Reply Jill @ Sew French February 10, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Just gorgeous! I pinned this recipe. I’m always happy to pop over here.

  • Reply Marissa | Pinch and Swirl February 10, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    I admit that I’m a little cynical about the commercial aspect of Valentine’s day. But I love your attitude about it, it makes me want to re-think my own. And this cake is gorgeous, Thalia. Gorgeous! You are one talented baker…

  • Reply Beeta @ Mon Petit Four February 10, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Looks absolutely stunning, Thalia! Wow!

  • Reply Alida @ Simply Delicious February 10, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    That is one seriously gorgeous cake Thalia! I could so do with a slice right now.

  • Reply Joanne February 10, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    I’m not usually one to celebrate Valentine’s Day either…but with a cake like this, how could I NOT.

  • Reply Thao @ In Good Flavor February 10, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    This is a lovely cake and a great way to say “you’re special”.

  • Reply Nora @ Savory Nothings February 10, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Gorgeous cake Thalia. I never cared about Valentines Day, unless you count my slightly crazy teenage years. I do think it’s good to celebrate love though, especially if it’s with cake… But cake is good any day of the year, no? 🙂

  • Reply Trisha February 10, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Looks soooo beautiful! I am not a huge fan of valentines day – but the way you talk about it makes it much nicer!

  • Reply Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen February 10, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Your cakes need to be in the windows of a fancy bakery in France! These white rose on top is absolutely gorgeous!! LOVE!

  • Reply Ella-HomeCookingAdventure February 10, 2015 at 6:11 am

    This is looking totally divine Thalia.. love the colors

  • Reply Jess @ Eating with Alice February 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Wow, this cake is stunning! And the crystallised flowers top the cake of perfectly!

    Jess xo
    http://www.eatingwithalice.com

  • Reply Mira February 10, 2015 at 4:21 am

    This cake is beautiful, perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day! I must check that baking book out, sounds like something I’m gonna like 🙂

  • Reply Lynn @ Order in the Kitchen February 10, 2015 at 3:23 am

    OMG this may be the most beautiful cake I have EVER seen… too bad my bridal shower is in 2 weeks I would be ordering this from our wedding baker…hmm maybe there’s still time, I mean you DID provide all of the instructions… this is seriously gorgeous! AMAZING

  • Reply Savita @ ChefDeHome February 10, 2015 at 12:39 am

    I agree, Thalia, a home baked dessert for Valentine’s day is winner in my book too! delicious pictures and gorgeous looking cake, as always! thanks for sharing!

  • Reply saltandserenity February 9, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    The ombre icing on your cake is visually stunning! I am so with you on chocolate being over rated for Valentines Day. Vanilla needs to be shown some more love and respect!

  • Reply Renee @ Two in the Kitchen February 9, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    A lovely sentiment about Valentine’s Day. And an absolutely stunningly gorgeous cake. I cannot get over how beautiful those roses are!

  • Reply Tina @ Just Putzing Around the Kitchen February 9, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    This cake is SO PRETTY! I would feel very happy indeed if someone baked this for me on Valentine’s Day 😀

  • Reply Sues February 9, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    This cake is seriously beautiful!! I’m so impressed…. Absolutely love those roses!

  • Reply Kelly - Life Made Sweeter February 9, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    So in love with everything about this cake! It’s absolutely stunning! Still trying to pick my jaw off the ground – pure perfection lady 🙂

  • Reply Sam February 9, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    My heart skipped a beat when I saw that 3rd image on Pinterest. Love.

    • Reply thalia February 9, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      Thank you my dear x

  • Reply Renee February 9, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    THIS CAKE!! So so so gorgeous! WAUW. I can’t stop staring..

  • Reply Briana Thomas February 9, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    You inspire me. <3

  • Reply Christy @ Feasting Not Fasting February 9, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    I never thought I could fall in love with a cake, but today I did! Absolutely stunning. I’m so happy to have found your blog. 🙂

  • Reply Christina @ Bake with christina February 9, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Omg those roses though, they look SO realistic and beautiful!! Very impressive!! Pinned 🙂

  • Reply marcie February 9, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    I completely agree with you…baking for someone says I love you like nothing else. This cake would make anyone feel extra special — it’s stunning and I can imagine how perfectly moist and delicious it is. Gorgeous cake, Thalia! 🙂

  • Reply Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers February 9, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Absolutely stunning cake! Perfection.

  • Reply Caitlin February 9, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    the prettiest cake i ever did see.

  • Reply Jen @ Baked by an Introvert February 9, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    You have so much talent when it comes to baking, Thalia. This cake is simply stunning!

  • Reply Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom February 9, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    This is exactly how I feel about baking . . “Baking is an act of love, a joyful moment and expression of creativity.” so beautifully written and I love this cake!!! gorgeous!!!

  • Reply Christine // my natural kitchen February 9, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    really, really gorgeous!

  • Reply Cheyanne February 9, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Thalia, This cake is BEYOND words gorgeous! Seriously breathtaking. Is it bad I want to make this cake, but not share!? Actually it is so pretty, I’m not sure I would even want to eat it… 🙂

  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy February 9, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    You really are an amazing cake decorator. This is stunning!

  • Reply Julia February 9, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    I love your positive take on Valentine’s Day…it really is a day to celebrate love and not get caught up in the materialism of the whole thing. I’m completely dumbfounded by this cake and am always up for springy texture! You certainly do bake with love, my dear!

  • Reply Melanie @ Carmel Moments February 9, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    This is truly stunning! I love what you do with food!

    • Reply thalia February 9, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      I didn’t see it that way before.. but now I do! Thanks Belinda xo

  • Reply Sarah | Broma Bakery February 9, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Just stunning. And that ombre frosting! My goodness.

  • Reply Danelle February 9, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    This is just beautiful. And I’m sure delicious too!

  • Reply Amy February 9, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    How beautiful and romantic! Love the way you incorporated roses into your lovely recipes.

  • Reply THE HUNGRY MUM February 9, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Stunning! Too pretty to eat.

  • Reply Evi @ greenevi February 9, 2015 at 10:26 am

    WOW, Thalia! This is stunning again! An ombre cake with roses, what can I say? Absolutely genius! ♥

  • Reply Debs February 9, 2015 at 10:14 am

    I love the idea of giving a rose cake for Valentine’s. It’s a stunner. Beautiful work. x

  • Reply Bec February 9, 2015 at 9:41 am

    What a stunning cake.. I am not talented enough at baking to make this so I shall sit back and admire from a distance. I do however, like the idea of celebrating a day of love. Thanks for sharing x

  • Reply Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen February 9, 2015 at 9:22 am

    This cake is absolutely gorgeous and is perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day!

  • Reply Tasbih @ Cleobuttera February 9, 2015 at 5:41 am

    What a beautiful cake! The ombre of frosting along with ombre in the roses are soothing for the eyes to look at.

  • Reply Maureen | Orgasmic Chef February 9, 2015 at 5:14 am

    I grew up with Valentine’s Day being a ‘thing’ and now I live in Australia and my husband tells me it’s an American holiday to get people to spend money. Maybe I’ll make this cake and I’ll get a present anyway. 🙂

  • Reply Akina February 9, 2015 at 5:07 am

    This is stunning…as per usual! Hope you enjoy your valentines day xx.

  • Reply Sarvani (baker in disguise) February 9, 2015 at 4:04 am

    Gosh.. this is so pretty!! love love love the ombre icing.. and those crystallised roses.. simply beautiful!

  • Reply Mary // chattavore February 9, 2015 at 4:02 am

    That icing-stunning!

  • Reply Rebecca @ DisplacedHousewife February 9, 2015 at 3:59 am

    This is beyond gorgeous!!!! LOVE.

  • Reply Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop February 9, 2015 at 3:35 am

    These are perfectly elegant looking!

  • Reply Liz @ Floating Kitchen February 9, 2015 at 3:34 am

    What a beautiful post and a beautiful cake. Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

  • Reply Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice February 9, 2015 at 2:47 am

    What a stunning cake, Thalia! I love the roses on top and pretty layers. Almost too pretty to eat…almost! 🙂

  • Reply Betsy @ Desserts Required February 9, 2015 at 2:35 am

    This is magnificent! I love that you, also, treasure the Valentines in your life.

  • Reply Rachel February 9, 2015 at 2:04 am

    What a stunning dessert!!

  • Reply Mary Ann February 9, 2015 at 1:35 am

    That cake is absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful Valentine’s gift that would be!

  • Reply Kathleen @ Yummy Crumble February 9, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Thalia! I’m absolutely speechless. This cake is stunning. I would have hated to cut into it!

  • Reply Carol Borchardt February 9, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Absolutely stunning cake and photography!

  • Reply Anna @ Sunny side ups February 9, 2015 at 12:31 am

    Absolutely gorgeous, stunning cake! I love the roses…so romantic; It’s almost too beautiful to eat!

  • Reply Rachel @ Bakerita February 9, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Wow, what a stunning cake. I love the gradient frosting and those crystallized roses are beautiful!

  • Reply Michelle @ Hummingbird High February 9, 2015 at 12:02 am

    This is gorgeous! And you’re right, nothing says care more than some homemade baked goods. Love, love, love!

    • Reply thalia February 9, 2015 at 1:53 am

      Thank you honey. xo

  • Reply Aysegul February 8, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Oh my!!! This is SO so beautiful.
    I wasn’t a big fan of the V day for the longest time, but I guess nowadays I don’t mind all the roses, chocolates, and beautiful cakes like this one.

  • Reply Rachel (Rachel's Kitchen NZ) February 8, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    Oh, sooooooooo pretty Thalia!

  • Reply Susie Gall February 8, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    Irresistibly gorgeous – stunning, in fact!

  • Reply Analida February 8, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Absolutely lovely!!! Almost too pretty to eat. Your photography is also beautiful.

  • Reply Becky | The Cookie Rookie February 8, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    WOW this is INSANELY gorgeous!!!!!

  • Reply Monique February 8, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    J’adore vos sentiments!

  • Reply Chichi February 8, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    This cake is so beautiful

  • Reply Medha @ Whisk & Shout February 8, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Thalia, this is beyond beautiful! So romantic 🙂

  • Reply Isolde February 8, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Today I discovered your blog. It’s just amazing what you are creating. Now I continue to study every single post of you. And sure I will try some recipes the next days…

  • Reply Stephanie February 8, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    This cake is so flippin gorgeous!!! Love the ombre and the roses!!! Just love it!!!

  • Reply Kristin @ Tasty Joy February 8, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    This is an absolutely stunning cake. The gradually changing frosting is wonderful!

  • Reply Courtney February 8, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    This is SO gorgeous, Thalia! Super jelly of whoever gets to eat a piece of this!

  • Reply Michaell @ Foodscape February 8, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    How purty! I love the pink icing that matches the rose coloring. Absolutely stunning!

  • Reply Alan Spedding ( cumbriafoodie ) February 8, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    WOW….Thalia , who`s a clever girl then ? That cake looks bloody amazing. An absolute killer for me as im on a new year holiday diet but its got my name all over it.
    Cheers from the UK
    Alan ( cumbriafoodie )

  • Reply Manali @ CookWithManali February 8, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    So pretty and delicate. The cake is almost too pretty to eat Thalia!!

  • Reply Valérie February 8, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    I adore your pictures and the roses on the cake. Simply perfection!

    //Valérie
    http://www.globalspicedblog.tumblr.com

  • Reply aimee @twigg studios February 8, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    So beautiful x

    • Reply thalia February 8, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      thank you my dear x

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