Christmas Tree Ruffle Cake {Surprise Inside Cake!}

filed under: Surprise Inside Cakes · White Cakes on December 7, 2010

 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!


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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  • Cecilia Guarnaccia says:

    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!

  • Annette says:

    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.

  • Sue says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your talents, I love your ideas for such beautiful creations.

  • Cheryl says:

    Your cakes are out of this world Amazing. I must’ve love them all. Thxs for sharing with us. Great Job!!!

  • Sherry Ramey says:

    Love this,you made it look so easy

  • Rosemary says:

    Love the design of the cake. But your video goes way to fast for a novice to follow.