Palette knife painting – Rose Tutorial

palette knife painted roses buttercream

Hello 🙂 Here is the much requested Palette knife painting Rose tutorial. This is an intermediate project, but absolutely doable with a little practise. Make sure you have a stable buttercream batch to practise this.

Before we start, I am amazed at how many of you ask me this question before joining our Online School.

“Do I need to be artistic to learn buttercream flower piping and palette knife painting?

My honest answer is No, you do not need to know how to paint or draw or work with colours to really Master the Art of Buttercream Cake Decorating.

But what you need is;

Open-Mindedness – You need to have trust and follow the steps laid out in our course. Because I do believe that to really master any art form you need to have solid basics. Like music, for example, you need to learn the basic notes and slowly build your way up to be a musician.

Willingness to Execute – It may seem obvious but how many of us watch tutorials and videos without any action on it!  Without practice, we wouldn’t get very far. It is a fact.

In our Online School, I recommend my students to go through the basics first, like our session on ‘flexing the petal piping muscles’ where we pipe a lot of petals using different nozzles over and over again before we start piping flowers. This exercise of building the basics will equip you to pipe any flower that you like!

We underestimate the value of basics. It is very much like learning to write the alphabets and words before you actually write sentences.

You are reading this blog because you are keen to learn ways to turn your cakes into edible pieces of art. Right? Know that this attitude in itself makes you an Artist 🙂

Palette Knife Painting – Rose Tutorial

  • Using a small palette knife, scoop out a little amount of buttercream. Make sure the buttercream is smooth and doesn’t have any rough edges. This ensures a smooth petal stroke and hence a clean rose.
  • Now apply this petal in the middle of the cupcake.
  • Apply another petal on the other side, forming a rosebud.
  • Apply similar petals around the bud. Keep this going.
  • You can scoop more buttercream for bigger shaped petals. You can also use two tones of pink – darker pink for middle layers and lighter pink for outer layers of the rose, to create a more realistic look.

palette knife painted roses buttercream
palette knife painted roses buttercream

Would you try this Palette knife painting – Rose tutorial?

If you need a structured course to really Master the Art of Buttercream Cake Decorating, from the basics to advanced skills, check out our Online School. I am sure you will love it, starting with the Signature Buttercream Recipe, Flower piping, Palette knife painting, Full Floral Cakes, Stained Glass painting and more! And you have a full refund policy in place, so it is totally risk-free 🙂

If you have any questions, write to me – neetha@buttercreampetals.com

I would love to hear from you 🙂

Wishing you all health and happiness.

Until next time,

Neetha x