Buttercream Rose Meringue Kisses Cake

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buttercream rose meringue kisses cake - cococakeland.com

I’ve been on a bit of piping train lately CHOO CHOO -if you can’t tell! I’ve always loved vintage buttercream piping techniques but I am really into this buttercream rose meringue kisses cake with its mix of modern meringues and “old timey” piping vibes. Crispy chewy sweet meringues give such a nice textural element to this cake, along with not-too-sweet buttercream.

buttercream rose meringue kisses cake - cococakeland.com

buttercream rose meringue kisses cake - cococakeland.com

I used my Swiss meringue kisses recipe for the pretty meringues. With meringue making, you want to go low and slow. Don’t open the oven to peek at their cuteness while baking, as any sudden temperature changes will crack your meringues. I like to bake them at night, and then after the baking time is up, I’ll turn off the oven and leave them in overnight to thoroughly dry out.

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These meringues were particularly dry and crisp but still chewy – the perfect dryness to accompany buttercream roses. If possible, place meringues on a buttercream cake only a few hours before serving, to prevent any wilting of the meringues and to help retain the meringue crispness.

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I like my buttercream “not too sweet” – my go-to simple vanilla buttercream recipe is two cups of unsalted butter at room temperature, four cups of sifted icing/confectioner’s sugar, two teaspoons of pure vanilla extract and a teensy pinch of salt. Beat the butter, then add the icing sugar a little at a time until incorporated, then add the vanilla and salt. Beat this on high until the buttercream has doubled in volume.

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I tend to be wildly overzealous with the leaf tip piping bag but I kinda like the look – it gives it both a leafy and ruffly look, and the leaf tip is awesome for filling in any “bald” spots. If I’m already on a piping roll, I like to use up any extra buttercream by piping tons and tons of buttercream roses to save in the freezer for future use. Lay them out on a baking sheet and freeze until firm, about 20 minutes; then store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to one month.

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Happy baking, cake pals!! xo Lyndsay

7 Responses to “Buttercream Rose Meringue Kisses Cake”

  1. michelle @ hummingbird high

    cutie cake for a cutie lady!

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      hehe thanks michelle! XO

  2. steph

    i love this cake so much! meringues belong on all cakes :)
    also, how is it that i have never eaten your cake before?!?!? UGHHHHH this needs to change, stat!

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land


  3. Shikha @ Shikha la mode

    Ahhhh I don’t think I could ever eat this cake–too pretty!

  4. Shannon @loveatfirstbento

    This is one of the most GORGEOUS cakes I’ve ever laid eyes on!! It’s inspiring me to hop in the kitchen right now and try my hand at making one – but I doubt it would be as pretty as this! I really love your tip about baking the meringues at night and then leaving them in the turned-off oven until morning – brilliant! I’ve always been a meringue fan, but just the thought of covering a delicious cake with them seems not only ultra delicious, but like an easy way to add decoration too! Thanks for the amazing inspiration <3

    PS: Is there a way to subscribe to your blog? I definitely don't want to miss any of your beautiful cake creations!

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Thank you so much, Shannon! I am glad you found my site and are discovering some stuff you like. I will send you an email! xo

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