How to Make a Rosette Flower for a Cake Decoration

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Simple frosting rosettes can be used as a starting point for many types of intricate decorations.
Simple frosting rosettes can be used as a starting point for many types of intricate decorations.

Cakes and other pastries with intricate frosting decorations are a treat for the eyes as well as the taste buds. You may view these beautiful confectionaries as something you buy at a bakery or something a more talented friend makes, but all it takes are a few basic techniques to create treats that are decorative as well as tasty. Frosting rosettes are a simple place to start.

Things You'll Need

  • Star-shaped decorating tip
  • Pastry decorating bag
  • Frosting
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Instructions

    • 1

      Cut a hole in the frosting bag just large enough for the frosting tip to push through snugly. Fill the bag no more than half full with frosting, twist the top of the bag closed and squeeze the frosting into the tip.

    • 2

      Hold the frosting bag at a 90-degree angle with the tip 1/8 inch from the surface you are decorating. Squeeze the bag gently and hold it in place while you apply a dab of frosting to the cake.

    • 3

      Continue to squeeze gently as you move the tip around one full rotation.

    • 4

      Stop squeezing the bag when you've reached your starting point, but continue to sweep the tip around to blend the edge of the frosting into the rosette.

Tips & Warnings

  • Experiment with decorating tips of multiple sizes and shapes and different types of frosting to see which produces the best result.

  • Apply even pressure throughout the process for the best result.

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