Hi My Dear cake friends!!! I' ve been a little bit absent, yes I know!!! but It is hard to come every week: with the kids, the house, the husband and the tons of extra things we need to do every week!!! That is without including my CAKES!!! and all the work they imply: from start to figure out the design and the elements, then the details, plus the baking, the construction and everything else!!!
It is my real pleasure to come and write to you and show you a little bit of things I have figured out by observing, or listening or looking deeply!! yes, I look deeply the cakes I like: some of them are easy to figure out, some others are just impossible (depending on the cake artist).
One element that is absolutely trendy this season are the romantic RUFFLES!!! yesssss!!! they are so feminine!!! so romantic, they remind me the Flamenco Dresses!!! ole!!!! beautiful for any occasion: weddings gowns , quinceaneras, sweet 16 or even little girls dresses !!! Ruffles are trendy and since cakes need to be trendy too, nothing better than reproducing any type of Ruffles using our best friend: Mr. Fondant!!!
Here is a tuturial I made last year and that still can be found in my Facebook page and you can also step there and while there... ujum, plizzzzz click LIKE!!! :)
What you need: pizza cutter, rolling pin, ruler, paint brush, edible glue, tylose or CMC, pasta machine, toothpicks, cornstarch.
Add tylose to fondant, or you can also work half fondant/half gumpaste.
Color look somehow the same
I divided the sugar paste. The one on top remains as is.Second one is mixed 50/50 with white gumpaste or fondant w/ tylose. Next one is around 25/75 the last one is all white. You can always make more colors degradation if you wish and also depending on how high is your cake
Let's start with the darkest color. We need to start with a small sausage.
This thickness is fine to stat using your pasta machine
Set your pasta machine in 1. You ALWAYS start from number 1 and progressively go up.
Every time you roll your pasta, it turns longer and longer and thinner and thinner. It can be a little bit complicated to deal with fondant in one hand and rolling hadler on the other one, but you can do it!! I did!
Cut your sugar paste using a ruler and the pizza cutter
his is your second Best friend when making Ruffles: toothpicks
Simply roll the toothpick and Voila!! Ruffles magically appear !!
If starts sticking to surface, use the same toothpick to release it from surface
With your paint brush, put some edible glue on flat area in your ruffle
Now start attaching it to your cake. Once I start attaching, I fold the ruffle every now and then.
Place some toothpicks under ruffle so it can hold its shape
(I know, I know mine here looks like Pinhead)
I keep doing the same with the rest of the colors I am using. I am just decorating a little portion of this dummy. If you are covering a whole entire cake, you need to work every row at a time.
Don't worry about the holes left by toothpicks, the will not be seen!!
Lovely!! isn't it??
I loove How this one came out, Using different colors instead of only one color and in up side down position. how cute!!!!
Or how about on this Vintage look wedding cake ?? Bottom tier is fake so I was able to make it ahead of time to later be focused on the rest of the cake. This was the perfect touch for this beautiful cake!!!
I hope this tutorial helps you to visualize any doubt about how to make this lovely ruffles so trendy and fashionable this season and some more !!!
Cakey Love, Joly