Buttercream Ruffles

Decorating By mahal50881 Updated 16 Apr 2011 , 5:25am by Unlimited

mahal50881 Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 4:48am
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I have a wedding cake in my gallery with fondant ruffles on one tier. A bride has asked me to make that same cake in just buttercream. Does anyone know if you can do these same ruffles in buttercream and if so, how? Do you have a picture of an example? Thanks in advance!

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Mme_K Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 5:03am
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You might want to check this out:

http://www.wilton.com/technique/Ruffle

It recommends a tip 104 but if that's not big enough, there is a much larger version that might work for you.
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HamSquad Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 5:23am
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I hope this helps, you might want to practice on a cake dummy or a 3" cake pan using either tip 124, or 125 or 126 or even 127. Turn the thin side of tip up but in an angle slightly out. Try it either of two ways, 1. up and down motion or wavy side motion like you see on the Wilton tutorial, only upside down. With your cake, start at the top, then drop down a little to start the next row. Best Wishes. Here is a cake I did with a large ruffle tip. My ruffles are facing down, sorry.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1299465/1555980

Unlimited Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 5:25am
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I think ruffles are easier with buttercream! I made a video of making ruffles with a 127D giant rose tip. To view, click on either of the two links in my signatureit will take you to three videos.

To read a description of how it was done, it's in this thread:
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=704737&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=127d&&start=15

Description on page 2.
Photo of Wilton's "Ruffles and Roses" cake on page 1.

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