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Feb 08, 2011


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I just recently made a vertical layer cake and actually baked the cake in two jelly roll pans so it was flat. Divided it into 4 strips each and rolled the cake together like a jelly roll end to end. Your way looks like it would probably produce a much nicer finished product. :)


Stunning cake. I'll have to give this a try sometime.


That is so cool!!! You are just so freakin creative! :)


amazing!! Thank you so much!


This looks so cool!!! I wonder if I can talk Kiara into doing this instead of a heart. :) Thank you for another fantastic tutorial!


Not only is this cake amazing and beautiful with the roses or with the quote... this cake also makes two cakes so you can do both :) I can't wait to try it!

Marian (Sweetopia)

Wow! As usual, blown away by your talent Amanda!
You've made a gorgeous-looking cake and an easy to follow tutorial... I'm showing this one to the kids tomorrow too!


Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!! Genius!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Amazing!! Thank you for sharing!!


Beautiful as always!!! :)

bridget (bake at 350)

Girl....I know you just showed how to make this....but I STILL know I couldn't do it. That is a feat of engineering right there. I use this word all the time to describe your sweets, but it doesn't make it any less true.....amazing!


That is awesome. I should tackle one ... just for the fun of it. And that quote totally made me go "ahhh" ... outloud. What can I say?, I am a hopeless romantic. :) Great job on the cake tutorial ... not go take a nap!

Amy's blah, blah, blog

Wow! I just keep thinking, how is she going to top this one? With. Every. Cake. You. Make.

You are so talented. And creative. And inspiring. Love, love, love it!

Nancy @SensitivePantry

Brilliant!! I love your cakes.

Cookbook Queen

You. Are. Amazing.

I would have never thought of such a thing!! The way your brain works truly blows my mind. :) I hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day with your sweetie.


WOWEEE! I am toying with the idea of giving this a try. You are super talented and creative!! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.


Wow!!! I have been trying to figure out how you did that since you first posted the cake. Thank you so much for the tutorial. Just amazing!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

Amazing! I have been wondering how you pulled off the vertical stripes in your cake. I actually think this cake is pretty, too... Love the smooth outside and quote!

Amy | She Wears Many Hats



Amanda, you never cease to amaze me! I just love this cake!!

paula hennig

I'm soooo glad you posted this tutorial! Now I can stop wracking my brain trying to figure out how you made this cake!! Thanks:) It's awesome!

marla {family fresh cooking}

AMAZING!!! Love this Amanda - you really make cake decorating seem do able. I think I could attempt this. If I was pregnant there is no way I could keep from diving my head into a cake like this. xo

Debbie @TheHipHostess

I am totally going to step out of my comfort zone and try this Amanda! So happy you were kind enough to post this tutorial! I am so excited! Oh, now I'm going to need a pretty cake stand!

Bediels & Co. (Jen)

LOVE this! Thanks for sharing!

Prairie Lily Arts

This cake speaks "special" in so many ways. Will definitely be made and offered with love in our home. Thank you!


Mil Gracias!!
Gracias por compartir.


I can't wait to try it - thanks so much for sharing!


You are truly unbelieveable! Great job!

Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy.

WOW! You are amazing, absolutely gorgeous! Where did you come up with this idea from in the first place? So glad you did the tutorial b/c I was having a hard time visualizing how this all worked out from your original rose cake pictures! Hope you had a great birthday!


Truly amazing, as usual! Great tutorial with all the pictures.


This would be one of those baking projects I think I'd just have to pay someone to make for me! Seriously, someone needs to start paying you for these amazing creative caking skills! How do you come up with these beautiful ideas? I'm just glad I can tell people, "Yes, I 'know' i am baker!"


Absolutely amazing! Your talent never ceases to amaze me. I so want to try this...and I can just see pieces of cake falling every which way. :-) Thank you so very much for sharing! It really is a knockout...


Again, genius. Seriously, we're getting together. To make this cake. Only I have a few plans for it. I can come there. You can come here. Maybe I'll even bring you a mixer. ;)

Michelle (What's Cooking with Kids)

This is the epitome of showing your love through the effort you put into your food...

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com}

LOVE it, so pretty. I'm not sure I'd attempt vertical layers yet :) but I made a cake the other day and as I decorated it, I thought of you and how you used red velvet crumbs last year on your heart cake and well...I made a cake :) I made a cake :) LOL It's been a while, and I made a small three tier cake, the post should be up in a few days....not sure I want to critic my photos yet, but I sure had fun. I love all you beautiful work!


This looks great! I can't wait to get an opportunity to try this out!

[And just a heads up, I think that's actually a Arrigo Boito quote, not Shakespeare...]

Angela Gifford

Thank you for doing a tutorial!....and I love the simple decorating.


Wow! That is awesome!!!


WOW. This cake is absolutely STUNNING. Thank you so VERY VERY much for making a tutorial and SHARING it. WOW.

Mia Dube'

wow......love it!


Thanks you for showing step-by-step photos, so that even I can understand:) Love the bright red cake, your smooth frosting and the lovely quote! What a romantic cake:)




clever. your cakes are quite flexible...methinks they're more flexible than me! :) thanks for the how-to, and here's hoping i can summon the nerve to try it!

Rowaida Flayhan

Amazing thank you so much for this tutorial love it

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

The step by step pictures are really helpful, it totally makes sense now that I see it explained visually like that.


You are awesome !!! The cake looks cool :O)
Thancks for sharing.
I will try this out soon
jijiji Manda you are the best :O)


Awesome! I'm so going to make this for Valentine's day! Yay!

Amy K

Gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial. I am definitely a visual learner, so the photos are really appreciated. You make it look so easy - thanks for always sharing your talents!


Your a great teacher for me. I love this tutorial. You make it look so easy. Thank you.


This is lovely! Reading your tutorial I realized you could probably do the same thing using the pans for the checkerboard cake. Instead of having one cake layer separate colours from other two, all three cake layers will be the same pattern. You could probably do w/o a special pan by have cardboard wrapped in foil being the separators. Actually this might better in that you can have as many vertical strips as you want.

Of course it may not be as even and pretty as your cake! But if you bake one large cake with separators instead of 3 cakes and stacking it might be okay. Another caveat is that the cakes would have to be at least same consitency (but diff flavours colours if you wish) so it bakes at the same rate.

My mini thought for the day! i haven't tried any of these, just theory at the moment.

Cheers Amanda,

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