I want to make this cake but am unsure of how to make the ruffles on the bottom tier. Anyone know of a tutorial or can tell me how to make them?
use a strip of fondant and roll a cocktail stick over it, it wil then give a frill look.
It looks more pinched and gathered to me. I just learned this technique at Cake Camp from Becky Rink's class.
Roll a thin strip of fondant and cut to the height you want. The thinner the better so it looks more like fabric. Then gather and pinch the fondant at the top edge of the strip as you go. To apply, start at the bottom of the cake, place the fondant around the tier. Then do the next layer up.
I have a cake in my gallery that used this technique in class and another I just did for a birthday cake.
Hope that helps.