Monday, November 21, 2011

Mum's Birthday Ruffle Cake

Have you seen all the amazing cakes over on Pinterest? I have been inspired by them lately - you can see my collection of inspiration on my pinterest cake board. I love dabbling in a bit of cake decorating, as you may have seen from my Butterfly cake and my Diamond Anniversary cupcakes and I have seen a few fantastic ruffle cakes made by other bloggers and they have all commented on how easy it is. So armed with some tutorials found on Pinterest and trust in others that it really is easy, I made a ruffle cake for my Mum's birthday last Friday. Here is how it turned out:

Excellent huh? Not quite as neat as some of the other pictures I'd seen but I had to decorate it in a hurry because Mum had rung to say she was on her way over!

To get the ruffle effect, I used one quantity of buttercream icing which I made a lot thinner using extra water and then I tinted it lilac using a purple gel colouring. If you don't want to make your icing I think the Betty Crocker pre-made stuff will work well too - if it is a warm day just pop the cake in the fridge as soon as you have finished decorating.

I then used a piping bag and a petal tip (I used a Wilton 104 tip) and I followed the instructions on this video tutorial.

The cake was a hit and I was really pleased with how it looked. The top seemed a bit plain so I scattered over some silver cachous, but if I had more time I would have written a birthday message on it.

I will definitely use this ruffle method again and I recommend it!


  1. Oh WOW this looks too perfect to eat (almost)!

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  2. Beautiful! Now THAT is talent!
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  3. What a beautiful cake!So nice of you to make that for you mom!

  4. Your cake turned out beautiful!

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  5. That looks fantastic!!! You did a great job. I'm thinking of having a go at one like this for my step mothers' b'day next month.

  6. OMG!! Amazing. I can feel the diabetes coming on just from looking at the picture :)

  7. Lucky aunty Bron ;)... You are one clever lady! xx

  8. What a gorgeous cake! WOW!! I thought it was fabric ruffles when I saw the thumbnail picture of it on The Creative Girls blog. You did an amazing job. It looks very intense. I'll have to have a look at the tutorial. Thanks for the link. I know your mom must have felt very special with a cake like that. :)

  9. wow!!!very beautiful...I am your new follower via Make yourself Monday!!
    Midweek Fiesta @every Wednesday

  10. Wow, that turned out wonderfully! I like the lilac too! I would love to have you share your cake at my party!!

  11. so pretty - at first glance i thought it was truly fabric ruffles!

  12. looks so pretty!!Thanks a lot for linking with Midweek Fiesta

    Hope to see you next week too...

  13. This cake is just so stunning! You should come and enter my Vanilla Bean Paste giveaway

  14. That is so wonderful! I have seen these on Pinterest but never contemplated making one. You are amazing!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

  15. This cake looks amazing...and delicious :-)

  16. Stopping by from Southern Lovely. What a beautiful cake! Very pretty.. and I bet it was delicious too :)

  17. Wow that is gorgeous and it looks so yummy. Thank you for sharing and for linking up to last weeks show and share party. Please come back this week and share your latest project with us.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of yellow

  18. This is perfect! I am actually going to be decorating a cake soon, this will work perfect!


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