I know I said I would stop with the red and green but apparently I was totally lying.  Sorry.

chocolate ruffle cake

I made a white cake, tinted some frosting red and green, then melted some chocolate.  Have you ever made chocolate curls?  I had tried once before.  It was a major fail.  I am pretty sure there were even some comments mocking my skills, and if they werent totally right I might have been upset.

chocolate ruffle cake

Ok, so looks like I still have not mastered this technique.  I could not get one single perfect swirly curl.

I blame the red candy melts I used.  And the warm December weather. And that one boy in 2nd grade who called me 4-eyes. *cough*

Clearly I have issues.

chocolate ruffle cake

In addition to sharing this sweet little Christmas cake with you, I also wanted to share a couple other cakes that I think you would enjoy!


chocolate ruffle cake

I can’t help but be drawn to the beauty of the red, white & green color palate and you will see that most of my Christmas cakes fall inline with that theme!

Red Velvet Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream!

Red Velvet Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream 

Christmas Surprise-Inside Cake!

Christmas Surprise-Inside Cake!

JOY Surprise-Inside Cake

Christmas JOY Surprise-Inside Cake

Christmas Tree Ruffle Cake with a Surprise Inside!

Christmas Tree Ruffle Cake with a Surprise Inside

Hope you will enjoy at least one of these festive cakes!

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Meet Amanda Rettke

Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. Oh my, for fabulousness! I LOOOOOOOVE this cake. And I want a BIG slice! Merriest Christmas wishes to you and your family, Amanda. xo

  2. For some reason I just got an email in my inbox with this post, even though it’s over two months old now. Weird! Anyway, I looked at the rafflecopter and saw someone with my name won and just wanted to make sure it wasn’t me. I don’t think I got any email about it so I’m assuming it’s another lucky Veronica. 🙂

  3. Amanda, thanks for sharing is amazing the great visual efect that creats the chocolate curls… and also looks delicious!! Congratulations!!

  4. Amanda,
    The cake is absolutely gorgeous! I do not see anything wrong with the chocolate curls….at all!

  5. beautiful cake! Im enjoying all of your photos that you are sharing with us all. I love to bake and your site encourages me to do more.

  6. I am addicted to yummy & gooey almost as much as you are!!!! How did you actually make the red chocolate curls & then keep all of these beautiful creatures on top of the cake?

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