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