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November 15, 2014

My First Attempt At Ruffled Cake

I am not a trained cake decorator. I learn to decorate cakes on my own. I have been doing it occasionally for the past three years now  and I still am learning. I just wish that one day I can decorate cakes like a pro.

You may have noticed that most of my posts  are about  birthday cakes. The wedding season craziness has ended giving me opportunities to squeeze cake making in to my busy schedule.  A few days ago, I got another request for a birthday cake, There's a design which I'd been itching to try and I got the chance  to try it for myself.  The tween's father requested any cake in either  pink, blue or purple. I baked a vanilla chiffon cake and  sliced it in three layers.I layered them with vanilla butter cream icing and crumb coated it before I put it in the fridge to chill. Once chilled, I covered the cake in ruffles!

To make the ruffles, I used a small petal  tip. I divided the butter cream in equal amounts, tinted one in pink and the other in blue. I piped the butter cream in an up-and-down motion while I rotate the cake stand slowly. I did it with alternate colors for a nice effect.

My butter cream was runny resulting to a not-so-goodlooking ruffles.  The whipping cream must be the culprit.. I made the icing spontaneously, didn't bother measuring the amount of whipping cream I added. I think I'm gonna give it another go and this time I would follow the recipe to the T. I'll see how the ruffles design goes. Anyway, it was a delicious cake.

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