I’m so late to the posting party on this one – as I made it over a year ago for one of my best friend’s baby shower! Ok, so this friend…she’s one of a kind and she’s been a rock for me over the last couple of years. I’ve been through a lot and she has checked in, tried (sometimes very unsuccessfully) to get me out, kept me company and all around, she’s just the best. So when she asked if I would be in charge of desserts for her baby shower…I cleared my weekend and said, damn straight, I will.
The cake was a cherry coke chocolate cake (yeah, it’s 100% as good as it sounds). Basically, you use cherry coke in the cake…and then you fill it with cherry pie filling and slap a ton of buttercream on it. Dreamy.
I have wanted to try both rosettes and ombre for a long time and this was my chance. I played around with color and the pictures don’t show the transition between the second and third colors all that well, but the effect did end up being pretty amazing. Boy, is it time consuming … and if you let the buttercream get too soft, the rosettes don’t pipe as prettily…so I found that doing smaller batches of buttercream in the piping bag was the smarter play so I could get well-formed rosettes.
What do you think, friends and fans? Success??
I used standard cherry pie filling found at any grocery store (with a buttercream rim to keep the filling inside each layer).
You can make the buttercream of your choice, however, if you are looking for some solid rosettes, make it a robust one. Here’s the recipe I used: