Ruffles are absolutely gorgeous, simple and easy to make. In fact, you won't believe it, but you can make ruffles without any fancy tools. And, you could also make a simple ruffle with a large and small cookie cutter. And, these cookies cutter could be fluted or UN-fluted.
Today's 'Tip Thursday' on my Facebook page is how to make ruffles and frills on cakes. In fact, it's been something many of you requested. And, while I think that this 'Tip Thursday' is enough for most people, some of you might want a bit more information. So, I thought I'd elaborate about it here on my blog. Since, there is only that much information you can put on a slide.
The reason I chose ruffles is because recently I have been receiving a lot of messages asking about how I did them.
Some think ruffles are just strips of lines while others think ruffles are just round disc cut with the Garret Frill cutter. But, notice I have not put the garret frill cutter here. In fact, ruffles can be made without any fancy tool.
So here are the tools above - you can make them with a round plain or fluted cookie cutter or just choose a round plate of the size you need. You can make ruffles as big and long as you need. At the same time you can make them into small parts and attach them one after the other.
Here I have cut them as you can see... Flutted as well as plain disc. As well as the straight sides or a scalloped sides.
Above you can see I have ruffled them with various tools.
The best thing about ruffles is that you can do it with something as simple as the back of a paint brush or a cocktail stick.
Above you can see the tolls on their own. A chopstick, cocktail stick, the balballious tool, ball tool or small pink frill tool. or paint brush..... anything works.
And finally ways to apply them.
You can use just one single row of frills for an elegant look on a baby cake.
Also, a few rows of ruffles like this.
And, plenty of ruffles on a wedding cake like these.
And, some gorgeous frills and ruffles on a Bat Mitzvah cake like this. Notice how simply they are placed.
You could also make ruffles facing upwards!!! Yes, see the completely different look you can achieve by placing those ruffles upside down!
Of course, they can go facing up or down and sides ways too! In any direction you want really. Diagonally too !
Notice here I have them more subtle not too frilled.. I do have a video on how I did this Ruffle wedding cake on you tube and this blog. Ruffle wedding Cake with David Austin Rose and Peonies
And of course ruffles and frills on doll cakes are absolutely gorgeous.
This is a fondant rose ruffle cake with a ballerina cake topper. I do have a post on how I make this Fondant Ruffle Rose right here on my blog. Fondant Rose Ruffle Cake
And of course you can use them on cupcakes too.
Have I given you enough information and inspiration for your next ruffle or frill cake/cupcakes? I do hope you find this tip useful.