Friday, April 6, 2012

Ruffles for a Friend

For my friend Terri's birthday, a bunch of us met at a Japanese steakhouse for dinner to celebrate. She knew her husband was taking her there for her birthday, but she didn't know that the rest of us would be there.  My friend Sharyn, who had arranged this little surprise party, asked me to make a cake and I happily agreed. 

Knowing Terri like I do, I know she LOVES my buttercream icing. Don't even bother messing with fondant. Just go for whatever cake design gives her the maximum frosting-to-cake ratio possible!  So... I was excited to try this simple ruffle technique that I had seen on one of my favorite cake blogs, "i am baker."  I chose a teal/turquoise color to go on the scrumptious three-layer chocolate cake.

And, here's a close-up of the ruffles:

This design is a very forgiving one, just like the rose cake that I also found on that blog.  I love forgiving cake designs. They look very impressive without having to look perfect. That is SO me!  I would definitely love to practice this technique more, so feel free to request it... in different colors, with different borders, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

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