Ruffle Cake Tutorial

filed under: Miscellaneous on June 28, 2011

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.    


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


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.



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.


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


 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?!?

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!

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  • Courtney says:

    I’m totally in love with all the ruffle designs lately. Beautiful 🙂

  • Katie says:

    crazy or not, i LOVE the stacked cake look. very inspiring 🙂

  • cathy says:

    Trying this out today! Thanks for all the awesome ideas!

  • Mary says:

    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.

  • Melina says:

    Could you do a short instruction video? Im better when I see it… thanks!!