Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pink Ruffle Cake

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First let me say that my picture taking skills leave a lot to be desired......  Someday when I have the time (aka - never) I will learn more and maybe buy a better camera.  But for now this is all I got!!

I have seen ruffle cakes all over the Internet and on facebook and I really wanted to try one.  This is an experiment after all and if I only bake and decorate what I know, then what's the point.  So a pink ruffle cake it is!!

I baked a six inch chocolate cake and made vanilla buttercream.  I colored my frosting pink with Wilton Gel.  I wasn't sure how much frosting I would need.  This technique uses a lot of frosting so I doubled my recipe and it was just enough.  I had only a small amount leftover.

After my cake was baked and cooled I crumb coated it.  I filled a disposable piping bag with my icing fitted with tip 104.  Now I started my ruffles.  You need to frost the ruffle columns with the wide part of the tip closest to the cake.  I tried to make my columns all the same width.  Start piping frosting and then go back and forth to get the ruffle effect.  Keep completing columns until you have gone around the entire cake.






I had to be careful to make sure I kept my columns the same width, that they went straight up and down (some are a little curvy) and that I kept them close together.   I didn't want to see any cake in between my columns.  The crumb coating helped with this too.  When I got to the top I started at the outside and did ruffles around and around until it was covered.



I think this decorating technique looks great and actually wasn't that hard.  It would be perfect for a shower or birthday cake.  Another one on my list of "can do's!"









60 comments:

  1. oh I have been drooling over the ruffle cakes, I hate doing cakes, but this would be something to try. I love the pink you did.

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    1. I know what you mean. I have been wanting to do one for awhile. You should try it - I know you could do it!

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  2. This looks so pretty! I love it! It does look like it takes a lot of frosting, but so yummy!

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  3. I stopped by to check out your blog, and have joined. Oh, my! This cake is beautiful. Do I dare try it for Valentine's Day? I think so!

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    1. Hi Patsy! Thanks for stopping by. I think you should try it. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Let me know if you have any questions. I love to help if I can!

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  4. Wow this looks amazing,I would love to take a piece,thanks for joining us at Creative Mondays :)

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  5. Oh my goodness. This just looks amazing! I don't know if I could eat it after spending so much time creating it :)

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    1. Thanks! It actually didn't take that much time - so we had no problem eating it :)

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  6. Adorable! Pinning this for my daughter's 7th birthday...in October!
    Thanks for sharing!

    makingitfeellikehome.blogspot.com

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  7. You did an amazing job! Thanks for sharing.

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  8. What a pretty cake. Besides my weekly Friday - Monday linky, I am hosting a Valentine linky contest. Your v posts could win you some great prizes. Please stop by
    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Mindie! I will stop by - thanks for the invite!

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  9. This is beautiful! I'd be more than happy for you to share this at my new party:

    http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/01/mix-it-up-monday.html

    I'm also happy to be your newest follower :)

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  10. I love ruffle cakes! Yours is adorable.

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    1. Thanks! I now love them too! It was a lot easier than I thought it would be.

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  11. Absolutely beautiful!! Thank you bunches for linking up!!
    -Heather
    www.made-famous-by.com

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  12. Wow! You did a super job with the ruffles. It is so pretty and I just love the shade of pink you got. This cake is almost too pretty to cut but I bet it was delicious.

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    1. Thanks Paula. It was delicious. I am glad we took it to a dinner party or I would have eaten it all :)

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  13. Awesome job!!! Looks great, i actually made this cake for the little girl I watch for her first birthday, I didn't decorate it like this but I made the chocolate cake !

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  14. So pretty! I don't know if my hand would hold out without going numb, but I'll have to try it! Thanks for the great directions!

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  15. That looks so neat, I want to try! I trust you when you say it was not that hard, because it looks like it could be a little challenging!!

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  16. So beautiful!!! I love anything with ruffles... especially cake! Wonderful job!

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  17. Wow, gorgeous! Pinning this for future birthday parties :)

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  18. Are you kidding me? This is the most beautiful cake I have ever seen - you did such a fabulous job! I would love it if you would share it over at our link party today: Link It Up Thursday http://thesepeastastefunny.blogspot.com/

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  19. This is completely stunning...you have done a professional job and should be very very proud!!! PINNED, stumbled etc.........you get the point :)

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  20. This looks so awesome!! Wow you did a great job.

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  21. These are such beautiful ruffles, so neat and pretty. Awesome cake!!!

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  22. This looks beautiful. Thank you for the excellent tutorial. I think you pictures look great:)

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  23. wow!!so pretty!!& very neat too...I am really attracted to it...
    Midweek Fiesta

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  24. Wow what a spectacular cake! Great job!

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  25. Thanks for linking up.
    Good luck from Bacon Time.

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  26. Oh my gosh this looks fabulous!!!! I really want to try this for my daughter's birthday. Thanks for the tutorial, I now feel confident to try it.

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  27. oh my..if I showed up with that kind of creation no one would believe me! It is really something!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can!

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  28. Impressive! I am following Aimee at itsoverflowing.com who is hosting a weekly photography lesson. It's only week two - check it out! I've already learned a lot!

    Thanks for sharing this on my first ever link party on dwellonjoy.blogspot.com!

    Happy Weekend to you!

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  29. Thanks for sharing with Weekend Potluck! This really caught my eye. Simply STUNNING!
    Have a great weekend,
    Tonya from 4 little Fergusons

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  30. It is beautiful!! You make it sound so easy. Thank you for sharing ti at Sharing Saturday!

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  31. This cake is gorgeous. The technique would be so pretty on a doll cake too. Thank you for sharing this at Weekend Potluck. We love having you! (Pinned to my creative cakes board.)

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  32. Oh, I LOVE ruffle cakes!! You did a great job on yours. Thanks so much for sharing at Link It Up Thursday.

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  33. ruffle cakes are so pretty! Yours looks great :)

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  34. WOW!!! I have never heard of a ruffle cake. I love it!! Since PINK is my favorite color this really caught my attention.

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  35. This is pretty much the cutest cake ever! I don't know if I'll be able to pull it off...but I'm so going to try with your tutorial. I found you through Skip to My Lou. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  36. Could you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-8.html

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  37. This is BEYOND-WORDS GORGEOUS!! Perfect for any occasion. I'll have it now, please, with a glass of wine :)

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  38. Beautiful!! I tried this once with a chocolate buttercream, but sadly for me the tip kept getting clogged. I guess frostings with chocolate melted into them don't work as well for this.

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  39. This is absolutely amazing!!! I need to make a cake just so I can try it:-) Thank you for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

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  40. this looks so beautiful! i would be sorry to eat it and destroy it!

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