Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Ruffle Cake

I have wanted to try this icing effect for ages now so I was so excited to try this! My Mother in Laws birthday was a perfect excuse.

So I have to be honest with you here, I didn't make the cake! I had 80 macarons to make as well so I just didn't have time.

So I bought two small cakes and sandwiched them together x 

I found this fab video tutorial about the ruffle icing technique and you can watch it here

For the buttercream I used this recipe:

140g butter
280g icing sugar
1-2 tablespoons milk
2 tsp strawberry essence

I always sieve the icing sugar first! 

For the decoration I used the wonderful tutorial by Patchwork Harmony and you can read it here. Thanks so much Caroline! I absolutely love it - and so did Karen! 

It was so easy to follow, so I printed the name out on card, cut it out with scissors and a scalpel and used a pritt stick glue, then covered it in glitter! I added some cute little stars too. 

Then using washi tape, I attached these gorgeous paper straws I got from Iced Jems - you can buy them here

I think for quite a simple technique this is really effective and I'm sure I will make many more of these! 

Let me know if you've made one similar or if you try for yourself! 



  1. WOW, this is fabulous, I bet your mother in law loved it! Jane x

  2. I love the ruffled effect it looks amazing - and really hard! Well done :)

    1. Thank you x it's not too hard! The video is very helpful x