8" vanilla round cake, buttercream frosting, apricot filling
Techniques Used-Wilton rose, rosebuds, leaves, rosettes, rope border
I found this design in an older version of Wilton's cake decorating course books, and liked how simple and elegant it looked. I chose orange for the cake because I hadn't used that color before, nor had I tried mixing colors since starting to decorate cakes. I think it turned out to be a nice shade of orange, not too bright and not too dull. The trick is to start out with more yellow dye than red (one horse to one rabbit), and then add a tiny amount of red, if needed.
I won't go into how to make rosebuds and rosettes because I didn't take pictures of the process, and I think it would be more helpful to have pictures than my description alone. I know Wilton cake decorating books show how to do these, and I would assume that other cake decorating books would as well.
This cake was decorated October 2009.