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Pink Rose Cake

What kind of cake do you make for a girl who has three boys, is addicted to Coach purses, and decided to be born on Christmas Eve?  A girlie, elegant and as far away from Christmassy as you can get kind of cake.

When I first saw the Rose Cake on I am Baker's bog.  I thought of Joy right away and knew I'd make a version of this for her birthday.  It is an amazingly simple technique.  I've used it on cupcakes many times, but never thought of applying it to a cake.


I used Martha Stewart's Lemon Cake recipe.  I did a half recipe and used limes instead of lemons.  I forgot to halve the lime measurements, but it tasted really good, if I do say so myself.  The icing is buttercream but instead of vanilla I used almond extract.  I love almond extract; it can completely change the flavour.

Happy Birthday Joy!

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