Pink & Orange Birthday Cake with Ribbon Roses

Sometimes, if I’m lucky and we get our cakes done early, I get to be creative and decorate more dummy cakes for the show room! A couple of weeks ago, I created this one:


The whole cake was decorated in hot pink and bright orange. However, if you come to the bakery now, the colors will look very faded. Has anyone come up with a good way to protect dummy cakes from fading due to light and sun exposure? If so, please share!


I really enjoy decorating dummy cakes because I get to do whatever I want. I choose the colors. I choose the design. I can even choose the name I put on the cake! The day I made this cake, Emma was my favorite.


I am also a huge fan of ribbon roses. They’re easy and fast to make, they’re a little whimsical, and they’re sweet. I’ll post a ribbon rose tutorial on here soon. If you’ve never made them before, you’ll love them!


This is my kind of cake. Just looking at it makes me smile.


What does your kind of cake look like?*

*Everyone who comments on this post and answers this question is entered to win a surprise gift! Trust me, it’s yummy! I’m not advertising this giveaway so it’s just for you, loyal readers. (There’s at least one person reading this blog, right???) The giveaway will end Friday, June 11th at midnight EST.

29 thoughts on “Pink & Orange Birthday Cake with Ribbon Roses”

  1. What a fun cake! I have yet to make ribbon roses yet but they do look like they'd be pretty simple to make.

  2. Ben and Shelby

    My kind of cake is the one that looks like a purse! Wait you did that for me already 😉 Miss you girl!!!!

  3. That dummy cake is sooo cute!!! My kind of cake is anything that has chocolate in it! 😉 Try Minwax Polycrylic, that might keep the colors from fading.

  4. What a fun design! I totally love it!
    My kind of cake is anything with polka dots or stripes — and chic black and white cakes can never be beat 🙂

  5. I love reading your blog. This cake looks so beautiful. Can't wait for the ribbon roses tutorial. I would like to make some roses for my daughter b-day cake.

  6. This is my kind of cake…but then again all of your cakes are my kind of cake!!! So awesome!!
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  7. I love the colors on this cake – so fun!

    As for my kind of cake… I've been drooling over pretty much all of your creations. I like the story-themed ones best, I think, like your Shrek/Fiona wedding cake.

  8. It would have to be pure white with yellow calla lilies. Or any cake that you make!

  9. I stumbled across your blog and I am now a devoted follower. My kind of cake is whimsical with bright colors.

  10. I have seen a few cakes online that include rubber duckies 🙂 I think they are amazingly cute, and want to make one myself someday.

  11. my kind of cake is dense chocolate with no fondant on it… sorry! hate the taste. fine! i'll go fondant on it as long as i get a double layer of buttercream… and i don't care about the design – i just love cake!

  12. Mmy favorite kind of cake is a cake that fits the person it is made for. For example for my daughter, her middle name is Rose and we use her first name and Rose when we are talking to her and about her so her birthday cake had to have lots of pink and Roses of course. Her brother loves the Gators so his cake last cake was a football cake but but he wants a Gator this year. So we will see what Amber comes up with. My favorite taste in cakes however, is always any flavor with homemade buttercream icing, the thicker the better. Love your blog.

  13. My kind of cake would be anything that you make. You seem to always come up with really neat ideas that I've never seen anywhere else before. Would love a yellow cake with some kind of caramel filling. Growing up my favorite cakes at the family reunions were the yellow cake with homemade caramel icing. Yummy!!

  14. My kind of cake is simple but with really amazing accents. Like gumpaste flowers that no one believes are edible. And I like really BOLD colour, but only one at a time.

  15. I am of course late for this giveaway… I looked for it after you mentioned it in our class last monday but couldn't find it!!

    My kind of cake is anything colorful, bright and whimsical!!

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