Ruffle rose cakes are a huge trend in cake decorating this year, especially in wedding cake design with ruffled fabrics featuring in so many of the bridal collections. It’s a design trend that works great not just as a side design, which our beautiful wedding cake example by Jen’s Cakery shows above, but also as a cake top design for single tier cakes. The very talented designer Elina Prawito of Bake-a-Boo Cakes & Cupcakes in New Zealand has created the superb cake (above left). It is one of those fantastic cake designs that works wondefully for lots of occasions. The ribbon bow peeping out from under the sugar flower is a beautiful finishing touch.
While the ruffle rose design may look intricate and difficult to achieve, it’s quite simple to create. It does however take some time to complete an entire tier in ruffles if you are using it as a side design. We have a great tutorial here from mycakeschool.com which features the cake below left, and a tutorial from Wilton featuring the cake below right.
The ruffle rose design simply involves rolling out long strips of either modelling paste or flower paste (gumpaste), frilling one edge of each strip with a ball tool, then attaching the strips to the cake in a circular pattern like a flower. Some cake designers work from the centre out, whilst others prefer to start with the outline and work inwards – it’s a matter of personal preference.
The cake designs below are two super chic examples of the ruffle rose design, both of which also incorporate a touch of luxury with silver accents. The “Vera Wang” wedding cake (below left) is by one of our favourite cake designers, Yummy Cupcakes (Australia), while the cake below right is an exquisite and unique design by Cheryl’s Cake Boutique (UK) with jewelled beading expertly created with silver and pearl dragees.
For more on ruffle cakes, see our feature on Piping Buttercream Ruffles. Readers might also be interested in our How to Pipe Buttercream Rose Cakes here.
Readers might also be interested in the following features:
- Ruffle Wedding Cakes, Part 1 – Petal Ruffles
- Ruffle Wedding Cakes, Part 2 – Fondant Frills
- Ruffle Wedding Cakes, Part 3 – Asymmetrical Ruffles & Frills
- Fondant Frills & Garden Flowers
- Peeling Layers & Torn Paper Effects in Fondant
- Banded Frill Cakes
- Wafer Paper Frills, Ruffles & Accents
- Pleated Cake Designs
- Fabric Effects in Fondant
- Birdcage Veil & Tulle Wedding Cakes
- Floral Lace Wedding Cakes
- Crochet Lace Cake Tutorial
- Knit Effect Cakes
- Lace Wedding Cakes – Pearl Beaded Lace
- Beaded Wedding Cakes – Silver Beading
- Beaded Cake Designs – Pearl Beading
- Edible Sequins Wedding Cakes, plus tutorials
- Jewelled Sugar Flowers – Crystal Centres
- Cakes with Bows – Vintage Style & Modern
- The Erica Bow
- Fashion Inspired Cakes
- Mannequin Cakes for Fashionistas
- Vintage Jewellery & Locket Cakes
- Vintage Accessories Cakes – Gumpaste Gloves, Parasols & Fans
- Vintage Hatbox Cakes
- Vintage Cakes with Feathers
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