Easy homemade marcipan roses for Valentine’s Day

It’s just one day left to Valentine’s Day and I’m sure many of you are planning a delicious dinner. You don’t need to do anything advanced to make an impressive dessert. Why not make a simple cake or cupcake and decorate it with homemade marcipan roses? They make a plain cake look stunning and it’s really easy. All you need is marcipan, food colouring, cling film and a knife (and plastic gloves if you don’t want to get messy). For instructions you need to watch this YouTube clip that I found and then you’re ready to make your own roses!

I made the roses that you see on the photos for my father’s 75th birthday in January. It was my first time making marcipan roses but definitly not the last! I made the same two cake fillings that I used for the Pacman cake: raspberry and Dumlefluff. Dumlefluff is a filling consisting of soft toffee covered in milk chocolate that has been melted in double cream, then cooled in the fridge overnight and finally whipped to a gorgeous filling (for recipe see the Pacman post). I covered the cake with white marcipan and made pink and yellow marcipan roses. It was a huge success together with the divine chocolate cake that my mother made.

15 Responses to “Easy homemade marcipan roses for Valentine’s Day”

  1. May
    February 13th, 2009 01:08

    They’re beautiful! Impressive. Well done :)

  2. Jamie
    February 13th, 2009 12:52

    These roses are gorgeous! I must try! (though I am not especially the queen of beautiful deco!)

  3. Anna H
    February 13th, 2009 16:23

    Vacker tårta, otroligt läckra rosor! Och den här Dumlefluffen lät supergod. Måste checka om Dumle (eller liknande) finns i Norge… :)

  4. Bea
    February 13th, 2009 18:35

    So beautiful!!!

  5. Sam
    February 13th, 2009 23:26

    oh wow, they look fabulous – I would love to try those one day!!

  6. Trang
    February 14th, 2009 02:33

    So beautiful!
    Janusz is soo lucky :)
    Love your blog.

  7. diva
    February 14th, 2009 12:20

    these are pretty – they look pretty real too! Happy valentine’s Day! xx

    February 16th, 2009 21:58

    Beautiful roses for your fathers cake.

  9. Alex
    February 17th, 2009 19:04

    I had to do a double take – they look almost real!
    So pretty…

  10. Toni
    February 24th, 2009 21:34

    hello there, i just got here while researching about semla and i think your blog is really nice. i will come back here again and try some of your recipes for sure :)

    these roses are so pretty to be eaten, you’ve done a wonderful job. till next time

  11. Johanna
    February 26th, 2009 21:20

    Vilken fin blogg du har! Väldigt vackra bilder! :)

  12. Lynnet
    March 6th, 2009 20:19

    Very pretty! I’ve not had the nerve to make any yet. I love how you varied the sizes. The cake must have been beautiful!

  13. Sandra drömkaka
    March 24th, 2009 18:48

    Oh så fina! Såna måste jag göra nåsta gång jag ska baka cupcakes, är ju så fint som dekoration & goda dessutom ; ) !

  14. Zwegowani.pl
    April 9th, 2009 17:53

    i’m lost :) and not sure, in which language should I write :D but… the cake is really, really beautiful! …and the sign (caption) also :P

    pozdrawiamy :D
    Ally & MiC

  15. frederico
    November 23rd, 2009 12:46

    The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.

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