Thursday, July 11, 2013
Cake Decorating Basics: Easy Ruffle Cake
What You Need:
6-8" Round Cakes (2-3 layers)*
Piping Bag fitted with Tip #21
*I used my Banana Cake Recipe. You could also use Cake Mix Made to Taste Like Homemade.
**I used my favorite Strawberry Buttercream Recipe (with some red food coloring added to make it a little darker). You can find all of my Icing Recipes Here.
Basic Tutorials are listed at the end of this post.)
The Strawberry Buttercream really is my favorite, ever, but most buttercream icings would work just fine here.
To make a shell, you use an open star tip, like Tip #21 that I used here.
Hold the bag parallel to the side of the cake, with the tip almost touching. Squeeze and move the tip back gently into the icing to create the fatter part, slowly move the tip along the surface about 1/2-inch, relaxing your squeeze as you go to create a tail. Start the next shell ruffle about 1/4-inch from the previous tail.
Click the Links Below to See:
Basic Cake Decorating Techniques and Ideas
How to Cover a Cake with Icing
What You Need to Get Started in Cake Decorating