Week #9 – Rough-les

March 2, 2012 2:17 am Published by

Since I started this cake baking endeavor, I knew I wanted to make a cake full of ruffles. I’ve been watching youtube videos, reading how tos and experimenting with all kinds of techniques.

I settled on getting a pasta roller attachment for my kitchenaid and rolling out fondant super thin. After that I would ruffle with edges with a ball tool to get it to look think and beautiful. But then…

While I was cleaning my BRAND NEW pasta roller, I got a wet paper towel stuck in the roller. My husband spent several hours removing said paper towel from the roller but it got a little scratched up in the process and when I hooked it up again it didn’t work. So that’s money well wasted.

I moved on to another technique. I used a flower cutter and ruffled the edges. Then I cut a hole in the middle of the flower and cut one end of the ruffle and “glued” it to the cake with sugar paste.

The final result is quite lovely but a little heavy. I didn’t want it to have this many ruffles but I think it worked out nicely.

The cake is vanilla butter cake with vanilla icing. I topped the cake off with a gumpaste tulip.

I had the great pleasure of auctioning off this cake at a friend’s fundraiser. It was a big hit!

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