How-To Buttercream Ombre Ruffle CAKE

TheIcingArtistPublished: September 30, 2016Updated: October 1, 201621 views
Published: September 30, 2016Updated: October 1, 2016

Learn how-to make a quick and easy Tiffany Blue ruffle cake!

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I am in LOVE with the petal ruffle technique! Not only does it look gorgeous, but since it's covered in buttercream icing it's also delicious! This is the ultimate combination of cake trends!

Here are my step by step instructions for making this beautiful cake.
I started off with two 6" round vanilla cakes. I leveled off my cakes and divided them in two. Stacked up all the layers of the cake filling them with buttercream icing. I then crumb coated them and smoothed out my frosting with my offset spatula. I paper toweled the cake until it was perfectly smooth.
I adore the classic Tiffany blue colour from the Tiffany jewelry box. However it is every cake decorators worst nightmare. The colour is the perfect balance of blue and green making a beautiful teal. It can be hard to balance both colours. I like to start off with a light sky blue and add touch of electric green. then adjust accordingly. I add a little more blue, then a little more green bit by bit holding the icing up to the box each time until I get the perfect shade.
Using a number 104 piping tip and a disposable piping bag I placed the large side of the tip to the cake facing down. Applying pressure to the bag I moved my piping bag side to side ruffling along the bottom of the cake. Since this is an ombre cake we need to lighten the icing after each row. I took my tiffany blue icing and added some white icing to it. I mixed it up and repeated the same steps I took with the first layer. I did the same thing going up the sides of the cake lightening the icing each time.
Once I reached the top I turned my bag so it was facing outward and I ruffled moving into the center of the cake.
This tutorial was so simple to do even with the beautiful piping decorations! Make sure to leave a comment if you have any other piping ideas you would like me to give a try!


Useful links!

Vanilla pound cake recipe-

Buttercream Icing/frosting recipe-

Buttercream icing step by step video-

How to cover a cake in fondant video-

How to smooth ice a perfect buttercream cake video-

Vanilla Pound Cake Ingredients:
-box white cake mix
-1cup all-purpose flour
-1 cup granulated sugar
-3/4 tsp salt
-1 1/3 cup water
-1/8 cup vegetable oil
-2 tsp vanilla
-1 cup sour cream
-4 egg whites

Buttercream Icing Ingredients:
-1 cup butter (room temperature)
-1 tbs vanilla
-4 cups of icing sugar
-1/4 cup water

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