Ruffle Cake Tutorial

Since I threw a bunch of ruffles on my Ultimate Dessert Cake and then teased ya that I had already done a tutorial I figured I better show it to ya!

So I made the "tutorial" ruffle cake in blue.  Turquoise more like it.  But next time, it will for sure be pink.  I am dying to see this in pink, I don't know why on earth I picked turquoise!

Boy, I sure know how to sell something don't I?

This cake took about eight minutes to decorate.

Simply grab a #401 tip.  I got mine from Ateco, but I think other cake decorating distributors have them as well.  (It looks similar to a half moon shape.)

Holding the tip upside down (so the slit is on the bottom) simply apply gentle pressure to the bag and move upwards on the cake.    

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You can apply a little pressure or a lot depending on your mood!

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You can see that I changed up my pressure throughout and got a few different effects.  Some of the ruffles are loose and some are tighter.

 

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I have to admit.  I did not take my time and give the blue cake 'my all'.  I tried a bit harder on the Ultimate Dessert Cake and I think it is much more uniform.

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 And the inside was a dreamy deliciousness of deep dark chocolate.  But that is for another day. 

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 Answer: I dont know.

Question: What the hay is that?

Answer: Yes I did.

Question: Did you really take cake slices and stack them up on top of each other separated only by a small piece of parchment and take a picture of it?

Answer: Why, yes.  Yes I am.

Question: Are you nuts?!?

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Some have been asking for recipes for the Ultimate Dessert Cake…

I used a version of this white chocolate cake from epicurious.  I made a cinnamon cake from scratch but think it still needs something so I am working on improving that recipe.  If you need something now, you can imporvise with a  good spice cake recipe.  The frosting is here, I use this frosting on everything now.  I mean EVERYTHING.  

Well, not everything.  

I used a chocolate version on the Ultimate Dessert Cake… but again, its not perfect so I need to tweak it some. Sorry!  I am annoying like that.

 

*Check out this cake and many other amazing things on Tidymom's I'm Lovin It!

Comments

  1. Mary says

    Hi
    I loved the pic and write up for the ultimate dessert cake. I love cinnamon so I would love to try your cake. Is it possible to have the recipe for the whole cake? I would greatly appreciate it.
    Mary

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