UPDATED: Tutorial HERE Scroll all the way down to see the UPDATED pictures and video for how to pipe ruffles for this fun cake!

Check out my original Christmas Tree Ruffle Surprise-Inside cake!

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I decided to try and put trees in the midst of all those ‘ruffles’. To make the Christmas Tree Ruffle Cake I prefer to use my Whipped Vanilla Buttercream frosting. It pipes beautifully!


For the interior of the cake, I use my White Cake recipe… it’s the BEST!


But then, I took it a step further.

A Surprise Inside Cake!

The inside of this precious little cake that nearly killed me to cut into I loved it so is a red and green striped ornament!


A precious little green and red striped ornament… all INSIDE the cake!


And there you have it… A Christmas Tree Red and Green Ornament Inside Cake! Easy peasy.

Here is the tutorial for this cake!

Check out all the different ways to make a Surprise-Inside Cake!

And here is my new book, Surprise-Inside Cakes!  You can see (in great detail) how I create these one-of-a-kind designs!

Since originally creating this design in 2011, I have recreated this cake many times. The most recent time I took a few pictures!

Christmas Tree Ruffle Cake! {an original iambaker design}

Same design as the original Christmas Tree Ruffle Cake… three trees around the perimeter.

Christmas Tree Ruffle Cake! {an original iambaker design}

I also added a little tiny yellow star. That is optional of course!

Christmas Tree Ruffle Cake! {an original iambaker design}

But this time, I made a video! Now you can see how to ruffle the TOP of the cake! 🙂

Ever wanted to add something special to a traditional Ruffle Cake? This has a full video tutorial!

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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. I’m so in love yet feel so cheated on. I was dreaming and salivating and wondering when I could try this
    and then………….bam……………no directions on how to do the ornament. Obviously you are a great talent but please please share more information. This is not a simple design…how did you figure out what to do. Really, I hope you can patten the directions for the ornament….just stunning.

    Oh, please, what size tip did you use for the ruffles. Thanks again for sharing your talents with us.

    1. Both the tutorial for the ruffle design and ornament are readily available on my site. The very first line in this post is a link to the tutorials. 🙂

  2. Hi,
    These sounds like Yummy..!!
    This Christmas Tree Cake looks delicious and adorable.
    I love this cake. I really appreciate with it.
    You share lovely creative resource.
    Thanks For Sharing….

  3. Thank you for posting such amazing ideas. I adore your website and all your recipes! I too am a mad baker from Brooklyn. I was wondering, will you post the recipe on how to do the “Surprise Inside Cake:
    A Christmas Tree ,Red and Green Ornament Inside ? I would so love to do this cake this year.

    Thank you and happy Holiday!

  4. Oh my goodness, you are brilliant! This cake is beautiful and looks so easy to frost. I’m going to make it for Christmas this year. Praying it turns out as beautifully as yours. Thank you for your lovely and yummy creations. God bless you and your family.

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