Happy Valentine’s Day with Strawberry Ombre Rosettes!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!  Whether you’ve got a valentine to snuggle up to today or not, cake is always a good thing to snuggle.  …Well, maybe don’t actually snuggle it – that sounds sticky.  But it’s certainly a good thing to eat!

I tried out my pretty new cake stand for the first time today, and actually used my proper camera instead of just taking a quick snap on my phone.  Looks good enough to eat, doesn’t it?  🙂

Strawberry Ombre Rosettes for Valentines

It’s a chocolate cake with strawberry ombre buttercream.  There’s no food colouring in the icing, either – that’s all the natural strawberry puree!  I cooked the puree to reduce it by about half, which gave it the darker colour and a much more intense strawberry flavour.  The inside is all the darkest shade of pink, too, so it will be very strawberry-y!  I blended in vanilla for the middle row of rosettes, and the top is pure vanilla.

Have a sweet day, everyone!  🙂

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