Pleated Buttercream Cake

Learn to create a buttercream pleated cake. A technique usually done in fondant, Cake Style makes a stunning buttercream version, and you can too with this thorough tutorial.

After crumb coating and stacking your cakes, you're almost ready to pipe your pleats. First you'll mark the cake so your pleats stay tidy and even. You'll learn tips for keeping the pleats even and straight and even how to fix any mistakes. 



Measuring tool or ruler

Piping tip #104 


Disposable piping bag


Icing Spatula

Create this gorgeous pleated buttercream textured wedding cake, and learn the art of fresh flowers. I created this technique after seeing fondant versions, and you all know how much I just love working with buttercream. This is a beautiful piped cake, and it is easy to do.

Materials and Tips PDF can be found here.

Comments (8)


That is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing! Always on the lookout for new buttercream techniques :)


this cake is soo romantic!!perfect for valentine's day!!thanks a lot for sharing!! i ve never used fresh flowers on a cake,i m concerned about spoiling the cake; would you mind sharing your experience about using fresh flowers on cakes,please? i ve got so many beautiful flowers on my island,i could use some if i know more about this;


That's a nice re-run tutorial.  I've enjoyed several of this ladies youtube videos.

little cheapie tools can mark the icing quicker & easier.

you can use a Digital Angle Finder Rule, 5-Inch, or a Swanson Tool T0701 12-Inch Speedlite Square Layout Tool