Ruffles!

Decorating By eruehlman Updated 9 Jun 2012 , 1:20pm by sheilabelle

eruehlman Posted 8 Jun 2012 , 1:43pm
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Does anyone know how to get this effect using buttercream? I thought orginally it would be easy, but after looking it seems the ruffles go UP instead of down. I'm not sure how to get them in the up direction using buttercream.
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BakingIrene Posted 8 Jun 2012 , 1:50pm
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You hold the icing bag with the wide end of the tip against the cake, and the thin end angling up and slightly outwards at the angle that you want the rufffle to go.

Try this on a cake tin before you start on the cake tier, to get the exact effect you want.

CWR41 Posted 8 Jun 2012 , 2:02pm
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If it isn't already obvious, start at the top and work your way down.

sheilabelle Posted 9 Jun 2012 , 1:20pm
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There is another thread going right now about the same subject. This is what I posted earlier on that thread

There is a tutorial for this kind of effect on My Cake School . com Melissa Diamond uses buttercream to decorate her cake. This tutorial has the ruffle pointing up, http://www.mycakeschool.com/video-tutorials/buttercream-ruffles-in-shades-of-teal/

This one the ruffle is pointing down, http://www.mycakeschool.com/video-tutorials/tip-050/

If you want to get the tutorials, there is a yearly subscription fee of $30.00. Well worth it. There are sooooo many tutorials and she explains everything very well

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