Thursday, May 5, 2011

All ruffled up

I've been admiring all the beautiful ruffled cakes I've been seeing lately. Normally, I work hard to make sure my buttercream cakes have a smooth fondant-like finish. I love a smooth & clean looking cake! But I kept seeing those pretty feminine I decided to give it a whirl!

And it was quite a literal whirl...whirling and whirling curls of buttercream over the entire cake.

I love the old fashioned and decidedly feminine look of this style. It would be perfect for a ladies tea, shower, or oh let's say maybe...Mother's Day? ;)

The cake is a mango cake made with fresh mango puree. It's filled with more of the puree and frosted in vanilla buttercream. A flavor combination that I think is perfect for our warming weather.

The ruffling technique is actually pretty simple, don't be afraid to give it a try! There are a number of great tutorials available. Check out the amazing  Sweetapolita's Rich & Ruffled cake.

And for a great video, take at look at the YouTube tutorial provided by My Sweet & Saucy, who's site is chock full of more drool worthy confections and photos.

Happy ruffling!

1 comment:

  1. I'm now drooling all over my computer... ;)
    This is one of the most beautiful cakes EVER made! So happy and summery! I'm going to have to give this one a try for sure!

    Thanks for your sweet comment over on my blog- I hope the label worked for ya!


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