How Do I Make Ballerina Ruffles?!

Decorating By kelseyymarie Updated 5 Nov 2010 , 6:22am by auzzi

kelseyymarie Posted 24 Oct 2010 , 8:49pm
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does anyone know of a how to tutorial to do a ruffly fondant ballerina dress?

- im talking about a 3d cake, one like this :
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=67113

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grama_j Posted 24 Oct 2010 , 9:09pm
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SHOOT ! I was hoping there would be a TON of answers when I clicked on this post.....

CakesbyCarla Posted 24 Oct 2010 , 9:56pm
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I don't know if this is for laying on a cake (2-D) or a figure of some sort or a carved cake but I've done a few different things that might come close and I hope it will help.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1675713

If you want really thin little layers you could do what I did for this dress cake. I rolled out my fondant pretty thin, and then cut it into appropriate sized strips for my project. I then took my ball tool and just went along the outer edge of one side of my strip (I put it on my one inch thick foam pad like I would do to make petals for flowers). Depending on what you're doing, you might be able to do thinner layers and create more of them to get that tutu look.

I just kept working it thinner and it began to ruffle. Then when I attached it, I propped it up with some napkins so it would dry the shape I wanted it to.

Now if you're doing something a little simpler, you could do something like this...

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1735307 I just cut it out, thinned it a little and put the handles of my detail paint brushed underneath to "ruffle" it while it dried.

Sorry if none of that is useful to you....

One other thing to consider (say if it's little like a doll cake) you could use your rose tip and make the ruffles with royal icing. I did that on my dress cake where you see white ruffles. FYI

kello Posted 24 Oct 2010 , 10:10pm
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I'm not sure quite what you were looking for, but I did a 3D ballerina tutu http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1550266 I used fondant with some tylose mixed in and rolled thin. Cut big circles and cut out the middle (size of cake it's going around) made a slit to make easier to put around the cake. I then bunched up cling wrap put the bunch under the skirt every so often to make it "ruffle" I then let it set about 15 mins and did the next layer the same way.
HTH???

CakesbyCarla Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 1:39am
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Kello, that cake is awesome!

KakesbyKris Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 2:01am
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I have the book this cake came from and it is done the same way kello described. The only difference is that Debbie Brown used a Garrett cutter. It has a wavy edge that you thin out with a stick then wrap around the cake and just keep building up layer after layer. HTH icon_smile.gif

808hedda Posted 26 Oct 2010 , 9:30pm
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Looks like how you make a carnation. Just cut circles and roll edges with a stick or skewer and layer. You can find tutorials on youtube for carnations. Very easy.

steffiessweet_sin_sations Posted 27 Oct 2010 , 1:18am
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kello, your cake is amazing!! i really like the details on the lace up back! amazing!

ninatat Posted 29 Oct 2010 , 9:02pm
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there is a lady on u-tube that does ruffles, and she separates them with tooth picks, and at on time there was a large cake in fondant, that was beautiful, all the ruffles cascaded down the cake.

ninatat Posted 29 Oct 2010 , 9:02pm
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there is a lady on u-tube that does ruffles, and she separates them with tooth picks, and at on time there was a large cake in fondant, that was beautiful, all the ruffles cascaded down the cake.you should just type in something fondant ruffles and find her

auzzi Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 6:22am
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Here is the video!


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