Pot of Roses

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Skill Level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 16
Decoration Time: 2 Days

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  • 2 x 6”Round by 2.5” Deep Chocolate Cake


  • 800g Dark Chocolate Ganache

Cake Card and Drums

  • 2 x 6” Round Cake Card
  • 4″ Round Cake Card
  • 6” Round Cake Drum
  • 8” Round Cake Drum (Temporary)
  • 10” Square Cake Drum


  • 1.2kg White Sugarpaste
  • 30g Deep Cream
  • 20g Black

Modelling Chocolate

  • 300g White Modelling Chocolate

Paints and Dusts

  • Pearl White Dust (Rainbow Dusts)
  • Super White Dust (Sugarflair)
  • Black Dust (Sugarflair)
  • Pink Gel Dust (Rainbow Dusts)
  • Fuschia Dust (Sugarflair)
  • Plum Dust (Sugarflair)
  • Starlite Silver Satum (Rainbow Dusts)


  • 1mm thick armature Wire


  • White Ribbon


  • Tin Foil
  • Tylo Powder
  • Vegetable Fat
  • Cocktail Sticks
  • Micro Plastic Posy Picks
  • Glue Stick
  • Small amount of Royal Icing
  • Size 1.5 Nozzle
  • Piping Bag
  • Icing Sugar


  • Long Serrated Knife
  • Sharp Cutting Knife
  • Palette Knife
  • Metal Scraper
  • Plastic Scraper


  • Ribbon Cutter
  • Medium Size Tear Drop Cutter


  • Pastry Brush

Modelling Tools

  • PME Modelling Tools
  • Cell Stick
  • Stitchy Tool

Cakey Tools

  • Plastic Cake Smoothers
  • Acetate Smoothers
  • Extruder
  • Rolling Pin


  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
Feeling floral? Try out the Pot of Roses Cake. Paul's pretty design is ideal for any cake designer wanting to dip their toe into the world of realistic cakes and simple flower making. It's made of chocolate mud cake, covered in tasty ganache and covered with sugarpaste. To top it off the delicious roses are made from award winning modelling chocolate - yummy!
This cake is perfect for someone with green fingers, or anyone with a love of roses. What a fantastic cake to grace a birthday or large celebration! In this tutorial, you'll learn how to carve and cover a cake with style, work with ganache, create realistic textures using edible paint, make edible roses and much, much more. With the skills learned you'll be able to create all kinds of garden themed cakes, as the design can be adapted to suit any occasion. This cake is perfect for those looking to progress from beginner to intermediate, and would make a fantastic addition to your cake resume.

We'd love to see your take on the Pot of Roses Cake  - so share your snaps with us on our Facebook page!

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford´s mission is to ‘Empower people to achieve their cake decorating dreams’ by providing a range of cake decorating courses and online tutorials through their website, which currently teaches 185,000+ students.  
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