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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  • Lynn says:

    I love your cake creations and I will attempt to do several. Could you please let me know which tip you used to do the Christmas Tree cake. Thank you for your tutorials. Lynn

  • Lorraine says:

    You are extremely talented…WOW. I have to copy this and send to my sister in North Carolina who knows how to handle frosting and all the tips and whatnot. I am a cookie baker, but my goodness, this is so pretty. I enjoyed looking at your things so much. One of your cakes looks like an ice cream cake inside. The roses outside looks like the bottom of a wedding dress. Simple and elegant. I’ll check back again. Thank you very much. Lorraine (retired) cookielady.

  • Barb Clairain says:

    How gorgeous is this cake. Please, please, please do a tutorial. I’m one that has to follow visually. Beautiful….

  • Katia says:

    Absolutely adorable! So happy to have come across our blog. 🙂

  • Katrina says:

    As an aspiring baker myself, I am baffled on how you got the decoration so perfect on the inside! Please do tell details, or maybe give sources that could show us!

    Love Love Love your cake, it is beautiful!

  • little box brownie says:

    This is amazing, your so talented.

  • liani @ says:

    saw the cake and wow! not sure if I can make it. It took a lot of time for that.

  • Gabrial says:

    HI!! 😀

    Im new, just discovered your blog today… LURVE it!! You’re my new fave :p
    Anyway…. was just wondering… how did you do the layers on the inside? Were they just cake mixed with icing again?

    Please and thank you 🙂

    Gabe H.

  • Cynthia says:

    If there is any chance you could create the tutorial for the ornament inside the cake in time for this Christmas it would be great. Thank you.

  • Cynthia says:

    I just found someone made a tutorial….it will save you the hassle.

    • Amanda says:

      Right, thats me. I did the tutorial. 🙂

  • Brenda M. says:

    Wow wow wow! Absolutely gorgeous. What a cute and unique idea. Thanks for sharing.

  • Debbie says:

    So very beautiful and creative!

  • pamela gwinn says:


  • Micheline says:

    Here’s the tutorial if you missed it waaay down …Because it IS such a beautiful cake!!

  • Jonah says:

    I wish you are my mommy so fab!

  • Annabelle says:

    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.

    • Amanda says:

      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. 🙂

  • Chrish says:

    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….

  • 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.