Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ruffle Cake Tutorial

Have you seen the ruffle cakes that seem to be everywhere in the blog-a-sphere lately and wonder how they make those???

Well good news.  I am going to tell you and it is easy.

So first you are going to need a rose or petal tip.  I used a wilton #104.  It was the biggest one I had (I kinda think bigger is better for this cake).


You are going want to hold the pastry bag pointed down with the fatter rounded side of the tip against the side of your cake and the more narrow side pointed out.


Then just go back and forth, back and forth, back and forth working your way up the side of the cake.


This process goes really quickly.  Like it is the kind of cake decorating job where if you have 15 mins before you have to go out the door to take your daughter to a meeting and you have to drop the cake off at the neighborhood block party on the way and your 3 year old just came inside to inform you he peed his pants and your baby comes in covered in blue cake batter so you have to give both of them a bath and your husband calls to tell you that I-15 is a parking lot and he is running late and you still need to brush though your daughter's hair because they are going to take her picture at the meeting and your are not dressed yet, you will still have time to frost this cake real quick.


For the top it is basically the same thing, only you just go back and forth across the top getting smaller as you go in.  I did one 'ruffled triangle' for every two rows on the side of the cake.
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30 comments:

  1. YAY! I've totally wanted to know how to do this! I think it's SO pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. yum....i'm adding this to my friday post!
    http://beachhouseinthecity.blogspot.com

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  3. i have seen these ruffle cakes all over lately but your description is hands down the best!!

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  4. You make it sounds really simple. I'll definitely keep this in mind next time I make a cake.

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  5. I am pinning this to pinterest!

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  6. Hi Laura, It was really great to meet you at the GNO! I can't wait to come back & read more of your blog when I get home from my trip.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  7. I love this! So simple and elegant!

    Brandy
    Gluesticks
    www.brandyscrafts.blogspot.com

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  8. LOVE IT! Definitely something I want to try sometime! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Looks gorgeous. I wouldn't want to eat it. I'd just want to stare at it!

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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  10. Beautiful!! Just beautiful!!! You did such a great job! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Hope you can come see me at http://www.willcookforsmiles.com/

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  11. i love ruffle cakes! i want one for my wedding :) so cute!

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  12. Beautiful...thanks for the instructions on how to do this!

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  13. I love this! I think I need a lesson in real life :)

    <3

    Risa

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  14. Thanks for sharing how! it just looks gorgeous and yummy :)

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  15. How much icing do I need to make for this? Hoping to whip one up for a family reunion this upcoming weekend!

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  16. When I first started seeing these, I kind of guessed at how they were done just in case I ever needed to do it. Then I read your how-to and while I'm glad I was right, it's nice to be reassured. {: Looks great!

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  17. It's lovely! And it just so happens that I need to make a cake today. How stiff does the frosting need to be?

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  18. what kind of frosting do you use? Home made or canned? Can you share your recipe with us?

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  19. you're HYSTERICAL! LOL and i love this cake tut. totally going to try!

    http://www.blessednestblog.com

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  20. Did you use regular icing? I've read about ruffle cakes, and using Swiss Meringue Buttercream, but that is wayy too much work! Thanks so much for this awesome post!

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  21. @Rachel @ The Lazy Christian
    The frosting needs to be just stiff enough to hold its shape. But I have even seen this done with cool whip.

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  22. @Anonymous
    1 cup butter
    1 cup shortening
    2 lbs powder sugar
    1 tsp vanilla
    milk to desired consistency (about 3 tbsp)

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  23. ROFL, you really put the picture in my head of how quick one can frost this cake :)

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  24. Love this tutorial. Link it up to my Party Tutorial contest for a chance to win some fabulous prizes: http://www.purejoyeventsblog.com/2011/09/party-tutorial-contest-3.html

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  25. Loved the tutorial! Is there a buttercream frosting recipe that you would recommend?

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  26. Nevermind. ..I saw your other post. :)

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