It’s my Mother-In-Law ‘s birthday. I volunteered to make the cake. When I think of my MIL I think of roses. She grows beautiful roses and has a bright personality. So I Googled “rose cake” to get ideas. I found this lovely rose cake where the icing was dyed with beet juice. That sounded like so much fun I had to try it.
I enlisted the help of my mom and daughter. My mom is the owner of the piping supplies and my daughter likes to decorate cakes. I used this cake and buttercream icing recipe. I baked the cake using these cool cake pans that I found at Drug Emporium. The cakes didn’t stick at all. We made two batches of the icing. We could have made one and a half. We had some leftover. My mom put it in the freezer for future cupcakes. She’s good like that.
Can I just tell you it takes a lot more beet juice than you would think to dye the icing? We started out with an eye dropper and soon moved on to a tablespoon. The darkest color has at least 6 tablespoons of beet juice. We just kept adding until we liked the color. We didn’t tell the partakers it was dyed with beet juice until after they tasted it. :-)