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Petal Ruffles Tutorial Bat Mitzvah Cake

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Pretty Petal Ruffles on the bottom of this cake make a grand presentation with a feminine touch. Perfect for any girl, six or sixty. This simple and easy technique is quite time-consuming as it involves making countless petals that are then scrunched into a ruffle-like appearance with a huge wow factor.

A decorated bat-mitzvah cake.
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Is it summer where you are already? Well, we have summer and I mean summer. Summer for me as a cake decorator here in the middle east is a nightmare. They are filled with buttercream but the frosting outside is only ganache!! And that’s ganache made with a 3:1 ratio of chocolate to cream.

The good thing is that cake orders are less in summer. You know, who wants to get married in this heat, so while many people come here on vacation I find my cake orders are less. Having said that both my kids have birthdays in summer May/June. So I definitely do a few cakes.

Have you seen the video for this cake? At the end of the video you see the cake sweating…. yes, that is summer humidity here with the air conditioning on!!

A decorated bat-mitzvah cake.
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Petal Ruffles Cake Tutorial

About this cake

A decorated bat-mitzvah cake.
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Top tier

  • The top tier is covered with fondant but you can add the onlay directly to the cake as well. In summer I cover all my cakes with fondant first so that helps with condensation in this humidity. Or else ganache can make a big mess when working with fondant.
  • I added CMC to my fondant when using the onlay. The sequins mold is from Marvelous Molds

The middle tier

  • A fairly simple and elegant cake with just the name plaque. Here, I have again used the sequins mold but if you find more creative plaques in a previous tutorial I share on how to make fondant plaques and name tags for cakes.
  • I use a plaque cutter and a rose spray silicon mold similar to this to finish the design.
  • I then brushed them all with a metallic silver finish. Note – most metallic colors are non-toxic but still not edible and these need to be discussed with the customer at the time of cake consultations. You can read more about it here on my post – How to create metallic effects on cakes.

Bottom tier

  • This is a tier that takes the most time and resources. Not only is it big in size and all but the petals do take a heck of a long time to make. I lost count after the first three hours and I really think I like petals in thousands.
  • I used a mix of 50/50 for the petal ruffles, and I let the ruffles dry for 15 minutes.
  • Because of the high humidity, I found the ruffles were still quite soft. If I had to do these ruffles again in summer I would use all gumpaste and I would leave them to dry longer. So depending on the weather you may want to take that into consideration.

It was all worth it

it’s always great to hear from the customer later on. This was just one of the compliments she sent me for feedback. And you can tell that all my hard work and hours of petal ruffles were totally paid off.

A text message with glowing customer feedback.

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Petal Ruffles Tutorial Bat Mitzvah Cake

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Category – Cake Decorating
Project – Bat Mitzvah Cake, Celebration Cakes
Prep Time: 3 hours
Active Time: 3 hours
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 9 hours
Calories: 335kcal
$50
Makes: 40 servings

Description

Pretty Petal Ruffles on the bottom of this cake make a grand presentation with a feminine touch. Perfect for any girl, six or sixty. This simple and easy technique is quite time-consuming as it involves making countless petals that are then scrunched into a ruffle-like appearance with a huge wow factor.

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Instructions

TOP TIER

  • The top tier is covered with fondant but you can add the onlay directly to the cake as well. In summer I cover all my cakes with fondant first so that helps with condensation in this humidity. Or else ganache can make a big mess when working with fondant.
  • I added CMC to my fondant when using the onlay. The sequins mold is from Marvelous Molds

THE MIDDLE TIER

  • A fairly simple and elegant cake with just the name plaque. Here, I have again used the sequins mold but if you find more creative plaques in a previous tutorial I share on how to make fondant plaques and name tags for cakes.
  • I use a plaque cutterand a rose spray silicon mold similar to this to finish the design.
  • I then brushed them all with a metallic silver finish. Note – most metallic colors are non-toxic but still not edible and these need to be discussed with the customer at the time of cake consultations. You can read more about it here on my post – How to create metallic effects on cakes.

BOTTOM TIER

  • This is a tier that takes the most time and resources. Not only is it big in size and all but the petals do take a heck of a long time to make. I lost count after the first three hours and I really think I like petals in thousands.
  • I used a mix of 50/50 for the petal ruffles, and I let the ruffles dry for 15 minutes.
  • Because of the high humidity, I found the ruffles were still quite soft. If I had to do these ruffles again in summer I would use all gumpaste and I would leave them to dry longer. So depending on the weather you may want to take that into consideration.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords – Bat Mitzvah, cake, cake decorating, Cake Decorating Tutorial, Celebration Cake, Ruffles
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8 Comments

  1. Epcibha Oliver says:

    Hi Veena planning to make three tier cake..is sponge ok with whipping cream for s tiered cake?

  2. I love your blog. Thank you for all these tutorials. I learn so much.

    1. Thank you so much Zebra. So happy to hear you love my blog and that you find my tutorials helpful. Thanks for coming back to write this feedback. Have a wonderful day.

  3. You are the best thing that happened to my cake decorating career. Thank you so much for your generousity

    1. Thank you so much, Shallow. So happy you find my blog useful and that my tutorials are helpful. Thanks for coming back to write this feedback. Have a wonderful week.

  4. Thank you for this tutorial. Going to attempt those ruffles soon. Love your blog, you are very generous to share these cake tutorials.

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