Pretty Witty Cakes – DOUBLE SALE!

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Pretty Witty Cakes Sale

I know I’ve already mentioned this, but I just had to share again!    Pretty Witty Cakes is having a HUGE  AUTUMN SALE now with up to 75% off!!!!  Here are the different options available to you!

OPTION 1:

50% OFF subscriptions
That includes:
Yearly Subscriptions –  50% off
Monthly Subscriptions – 50% off
Lifetime VIP subscriptions! – 50% off
Just use the Coupon Code “PUMPKIN” at the checkout when you buy a subscription here.  Obviously, the Lifetime Subscription is the very best deal but I’m also loving the Yearly Subscription for less than $40!!   That’s hundreds of classes and tutorials available to you for a whole year!!

OPTION 2:

If you are looking for shop products then you can get 25% off in the Online Shop until October 31!

This applies to anyone BUT if you are a member you will receive your member discount on top which means discounts of up to 35% on ALL shop products for members!

Just  use the coupon code WOWZER for 25% off when you shop products here.

OPTION 3:

What if you want to do both and get a total of 75% off??  Well, you can!!!

Step 1 – Buy a membership and get 50% off using the code PUMPKIN.

Step 2 – Login to your new member account then buy from the shop and get 25% off using the code WOWZER plus the discount you’ll already get as a member!

This is the best ever sale and it will only run once. It will end on October 31, 2014 but note that with shop products, once they are sold out they will not be on sale so don’t leave it too the last minute!

With such amazing discounts, now is the BEST time to come and try our site!

Visit Pretty Witty Cakes here.

Note: this offer is for new members so you can become a member for 50% off but you can then also get 25% off any products you buy on top if you want too.

However, existing monthly members can take advantage of the sale to upgrade to yearly or lifetime membership and any days remaining on your current month will be added on to your subscription. Just login and add a yearly subscription to your cart and use the coupon code in the normal way.

Existing yearly members: If your membership is soon to renew you can renew early and your remaining days for this year will be added on or you can upgrade to LIFETIME VIP membership.  Just add a yearly membership to your cart or take advantage of the cheaper lifetime membership.

ALL existing and new members can also use the WOWZER code in the shop to get 25% off as well as their normal member discounts making 35% off for many!

TAKE ME TO THE SALE….

Wizard of Oz Cake Pops

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Wizard of Oz Cake Pops by RoseBakes.com

Last night (very, very late last night) I finished up these Wizard of Oz Cake Pops.  When I posted them on Facebook, someone asked about pinning them, so I thought I’d throw together a quick post.

Let me start by saying, I’ve never seen the Wizard of Oz. (GASP!!!)  I know, I know…. HOW did that happen?  Well, I’m not really sure except to say that growing up, we weren’t really big movie watchers.

We watched TV – my Mama loves football and my Daddy is a news junkie – and there were TV shows we didn’t miss, but we didn’t watch many movies – especially old ones.  There’s a long list of other movies I’ve never seen that sometimes amazes people (and truly astounds my husband) … Sound of Music, Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, It’s a Wonderful Life… I could go on for days.

Wizard of Oz Cake Pops

Anywho… when I asked to do Wizard of Oz Cake Pops, I had to rely on Pinterest for inspiration and these are the 5 designs I came up with!  I really wish I had taken a photo of all of them… I made 20 of each design.. 100 in total!

They were all vanilla cake and I used Wilton Candy Melts for all of the dipping!  You can see How to Make Cake Pops here and I have a post up for dealing with the super thick candy melts and How to Thin Candy Melts for Dipping.

Ruby Red Dorothy Wizard of Oz Cake Pops
First up… the Dorothy Cake Pops.  These were inspired by the Ruby Red Shoes and her blue & white dress.  I dipped them in red candy melts, then sprinkled on red sparkling sugar, then used a dot of melted chocolate to glue on the tiny blue bows that I found on Etsy.

Yellow Brick Road Cake Pops Wizard of Oz

The Yellow Brick Road cake pops were easy-peasy… dipped in yellow Candy Melts, then sprinkled with Yellow Sparkling Sugar.

Tin Man Wizard of Oz Cake Pops

The Tin Man Cake pops were maybe my favorites?!  Or the Dorothy ones??  Not sure.  Either way – I dipped these in white candy melts, then sprayed them with Wilton Silver Color Mist, then blued on the Jumbo Red Hearts with a dot of chocolate.

Emerald City Wizard of Oz Cake Pops

For the Emerald City cake pops, I used yellow candy melts then added a some green candy coloring (I didn’t like the shade of green from the straight green candy melts… I wanted more “emerald” color) and then I used green sparkling sugar!  Note: you must use candy coloring – not regular gel coloring!!!

Witches Hat Cake Pops

And last… the Wicked Witch Hat Cake Pops.  I used these Nabisco Chocolate Wafers for the brim – dipped them in the black candy melts then let that dry.  Then I dipped the cone shaped cake pop in black candy melts and set it down on the wafer.

And that’s it… my interpretation of the Wizard of Oz Cake Pops (having never seen the movie ;) )!

Do you have any questions?  I love to hear from readers, so please leave me a comment!!

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How to Make Two-Colored Swirled Roses on Cake: Thanksgiving Cake

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How to Make Two Colored Swirled Roses on Cake by RoseBakes.com

I posted this cake last Thanksgiving (within a day of making it) and as I was going through my cakes from last Fall, I realized I had snapped some pics of how I did the frosting to make it swirled with two colors.

HEY – if you don’t mind, would you PIN THIS?  Click here or hop down to the bottom image of this post!

Sometimes I worry that my tutorials are out-dated and everybody already knows what I’m about to share (like this one!), but usually, at least a few people end up benefiting from it, so I’m pressing forward anyway.. here’s How to Make Two-Colored Swirled Roses on Cake.

Before I get into that, let me show you a couple of other cakes where I’ve done this. They’re actually very similar, but I’m showing both anyway ;)

Teal & Purple Swirled Buttercream Roses Cake

This was done with teal and lavender and cream cheese frosting.  Read more about it here.

Purple and Teal Swirled Buttercream Roses Cake

This one had more purple than teal (at the customer’s request) and it was vanilla buttercream.  You can read more about it here.

Now, on to the Thanksgiving Cake.

How to Make Swirled Roses Cake 01

Start by mixing up two colors of frosting.  Before you ask, I can’t tell you how much of each to do (I always get that question), but I can tell you that the roses take more frosting than “normal” for whatever size cake you’re doing, so err on the side of caution and make a little more than you think you’ll need!

For this cake, I was asked to do a Thanksgiving sheet cake but not given any other requests.  I knew I wanted to do something with the Fall colors, so I had this idea to mix up the orange and brown for roses!

Oh, and it was a 9×13 white almond sour cream cake with vanilla almond frosting.

How to Make Swirled Roses Cake 02

Now, you’re going to need three frosting bags.  I prefer disposable for many of my jobs, and that’s what I used here:  (3) 12″ disposable piping bags.   Fill two of them with your frosting colors of choice. I prefer to not overfill – the’re hard to work with – and I like to tie them with a clip (these are my absolute favorites!!) or bag tie on the end.

How to Make Swirled Roses Cake 04

After they’re full and tied, snip off the ends (but not too much!!)

How to Make Swirled Roses Cake 03

In the 3rd bag, put a Wilton 1M frosting tip.  I like to leave the bag as long as I can but still have the fill tip opening exposed.

How to Make Swirled Roses Cake 05

Now – here’s the tricky part.  Hold the bags of icing together, lining up the ends so that they go in the same, and sort of squish them flat and put them inside the 3rd bag.  It takes a little practice to get this right, but once you’ve figured it out, it gets easier!

Now, just pip on your roses – starting in the center and going out and around.  Amanda from I am Baker has the original video tutorial on piping the roses here.

Brown and Orange Buttercream Roses

I went all the way around the bottom of the cake with the first row of roses (making them the same height as the sheet cake), then I did the top row around the outer edge of the top of the cake…

Thanksgiving Cake Brown Orange Roses

Then I piped a border inside the roses to give the rectangle in the middle a nice edge to frame the words.  The words which I did not attempt to pipe… because I told ya – I can NOT do that!

Happy Thanksgiving on Cake

Instead, I used both my Funky Alphabet cutters and Block Tappit Cutters to do the wording and I piped a simple pumpkin off to the side.  See how I use Tappit Cutters here.

And that’s it!!  Do you have any questions about this cake or how to do the two-colored swirly roses?  Leave me a comment!!

Here are a few of the tools I used to make this cake:

How to Make Two-Colored Swirled Roses Cake

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