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.
Non Stick Rolling Pin. We recommend having one long one (approx 20 inches) and a smaller one (apprx 9 inches) for detailled work.
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.
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.
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.
Ribbon cutter wheel.
Use this ribbon wheel cutter to get a perfect set of matching ruffle pieces.
Ball Tool. Possibly one of the most used cake decorating tools and a total "can't live without for all cake makers"
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.
Edible glue will help everything stick. This is the one we always use at Pretty Witty Academy.
Food safe paint brushes are vital for cake work. We recommend one for colours and one for glues and pastes.
Knife or Palette Knife.
You will need a cranked palette knife for most cake work.
There are various types of turntable but this is the most common for beginners made by PME and very sturdy and easy to wash.
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.
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...
Or why not learn via video how to cover your cake in fondant...
And here you can learn the all important task of how to properly dowel a cake...
And if you just can't get enough of the ruffle...
Why not try your hand at buttercream ruffles..
Or this amazing Nautical Themed cake with ombre effect ruffles...
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...
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