I thought I’d share a quick tutorial for how to make my ruffle cake last week. The technique itself is quite easy if you know how to handle a ball tool, you just need some patience if you are making a big cake, since making all those ruffles takes quite some time!
I know there are a lot of different ways to make them, here is a great tutorial by very talented Linda of “call me cupcake” that shows how to make a softer kind of ruffle cake. But since I made mine brown, I thought it would look better this way; I personally think that the softer, frillier ruffles on Lindas’ cake goes better on light colors. But that’s just me! 😉
Before you start making the ruffles you’ll need to frost your cake (I used ganache) and cover the top of the cake with fondant. Then start making the ruffles!
- Marzipan/modelling chocolate/fondant
- Rolling pin
- Ribbon cutter
- Ball tool
- Thin foam pad
1.. Roll a piece of fondant into a long sausage and use the rolling pin to roll it out to a long and thin strip. I used the thinner “setting” on my rolling pin! I made mine long enough so that it would go all the way around the cake, however if your cake is larger, you can make several, shorter strips instead!
2.. Cut an even strip using the ribbon cutter. Mine was set to about 1 cm, but depending on the look you want, you can make the strips wider or thinner.
3.. Place the strip on the foam pad and thin the edges of the strip: begin at the bottom/center of the strip and move the tool upwards toward the edge, the arrows are intended to represent that movement. To get the wavy effect; alternate between starting close to the bottom and closer to the top.
4.. Repeat until the entire strip is ruffled and then attach to the cake, beginning at the top, using a small amount of water.
5.. Once all of the strips are on place, you can paint the edges with some gold luster dust mixed with vodka. Use a smaller, flat brush and work carefully and patiently.
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial, and good luck should you try this technique! Thank you all for reading, and wishing you all a good week!