I know what you're thinking (because I thought it so often before now): that bouquet cake looks HARD. I finally bit the bullet and tried it out though- and it was SO much easier than I expected! As always, my recipes are focused on flavor and ease!
This cake has all the perfect spices (ginger & cinnamon is such an under-appreciated combination, who’s with me?). It has chopped almonds hidden inside that add texture & a beautiful bouquet of apple roses showcased on top. It’s a recipe that’s sure to impress!
The key to making this cake a success is making extremely thin apple slices. Keep in mind that they have to be able to bend and wrap them once they’re warmed up! And creating the roses was surprisingly fun. (It gave me an excuse to watch a television show as I created the gorgeous little buds of apple roses.) The batter is also the perfect consistency so that the apple roses are able to stick in the batter and not unravel as you continue adding more. So don’t be intimated by how complex these roses look- it’s truly fun and simple! You start with the thinnest slice you can, roll it up, and then just wrap another slice around it. Continue doing this until the bud is as big as you want! I kept accidentally varying the sizes of the roses, and I loved how it turned out! So go forth and impress the world with your super impressive apple roses!