Apr 03

03 April 2019

How to Make a Ruffle Cake

Check out this FREE cake decorating video by Pretty Witty Academy guest tutor Rachel and learn how to make this beautiful white ruffle cake.

Ruffles are so on trend for both wedding and birthday cakes. And you can even use them for novelty cakes. How about making a baby's bottom cake for a baby shower with a frilly nappy cover, or a clown cake with a big ruffle collar and sleeves?

What you will need for your Ruffle Cake

Flower Paste.  This is the same as Gum Paste and there are many brands. The one shown is Squires Kitchen which is what is used in the tutorial.

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Non Stick Rolling Pin. We recommend having one long one (approx 20 inches) and a smaller one (apprx 9 inches) for detailled work.
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Non-stick green board.  Non-stick boards are a brilliant investment and large ones enable you to work on full cakes as well as decorations.

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Cornflour or Trex / Crisco. You will find you use masses of Trex or Crisco (vegetable fat) when cake decorating. You will also need cornflour to prevent things sticking.
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Ribbon or Tape Measure. A soft tape measure will come in handy on almost every cake to check the lengths around the cake before rolling fondant. 
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Ribbon cutter wheel. 
Use this ribbon wheel cutter to get a perfect set of matching ruffle pieces.

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Ball Tool.  Possibly one of the most used cake decorating tools and a total "can't live without for all cake makers"

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Foam Pad.  As shown in the video tutorial, use the foam pad with the ball tool to make ruffles.
You will find the blue Mexican hat useful too. 

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Edible Glue. 
Edible glue will help everything stick. This is the one we always use at Pretty Witty Academy.

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Paint Brush. 
Food safe paint brushes are vital for cake work. We recommend one for colours and one for glues and pastes.
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Knife or Palette Knife. 
You will need a cranked palette knife for most cake work. 

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There are various types of turntable but this is the most common for beginners made by PME and very sturdy and easy to wash.
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For more tutorials like this, check out the tutorials archives.

Want to take ruffles up a notch?

Inside Pretty Witty Academy we have several ruffle cake feature length tutorials including these stunning cakes below.

HOw to make a Lavender Ruffle Cake tutorial at Pretty Witty Academy
HOw to make a yellow ruffle cake at Pretty Witty Academy
Learn how to make a ruffle cake at Pretty Witty Academy
Learn how to make a Great Gatsby Cake at Pretty Witty Academy
Learn how to make a ruffle white wedding cake at Pretty Witty Academy
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Love the idea of decorating with ruffles, but need some help getting you cake prepped first?

Check out some of the other tutorials over at the Pretty Witty Academy to help get you set up for this tutorial...

Learn how to split, fill and crumb coat a cake...

How do you split, fill and crumbe coat a cake free tutorial

Or why not learn via video how to cover your cake in fondant...

HOw to cover a big cake in fondant free tutorial

And here you can learn the all important task of how to properly dowel a cake...

How to dowel a big cake free tutorial

And if you just can't get enough of the ruffle...

Why not try your hand at buttercream ruffles..

How to make a buttercream ruffle cake at Pretty Witty Academy

Or this amazing Nautical Themed cake with ombre effect ruffles...

How to make a nautical ruffle wedding cake at Pretty Witty Academy

And if you really want to push your ruffles to the next level, why not try this show stopper of a cake with rose shaped ruffles...

How to make a rose ruffle cake at Pretty Witty Academy

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