How to Ice a Buttercream Ruffle Cake

This is a surprisingly easy cake to ice, buttercream ruffle cake. For the original tutorial: annezca.blogspot.ca/2014/12/h…

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How to Ice a Buttercream Ruffle Cake Recipe
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Gather your materials, from left to right: Bench scraper, spatula and cake spatula.

Gather your materials, from left to right: Bench scraper, spatula and cake spatula.

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The Petal Tip (Wilton Tip #124 for larger ruffles, #104 for smaller ruffles - I use #124). For a tutorial on the Buttercream used: http://annezca.blogspot.ca/2014/12/vanilla-buttercream-icing.html

The Petal Tip (Wilton Tip #124 for larger ruffles, #104 for smaller ruffles - I use #124). For a tutorial on the Buttercream used: annezca.blogspot.ca/2014/12/v…

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Ice your multilayer cake, for full instructions on how to do this, see my tutorial here: http://annezca.blogspot.ca/2014/12/how-to-ice-multi-layer-cake.html

Ice your multilayer cake, for full instructions on how to do this, see my tutorial here: annezca.blogspot.ca/2014/12/h…

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Using your cake spatula, create a thin layer of icing on the outside of the top and of the sides. This usually does not look smooth, and can look quite "rough" this is intentional (see next picture)

Using your cake spatula, create a thin layer of icing on the outside of the top and of the sides. This usually does not look smooth, and can look quite "rough" this is intentional (see next picture)

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What our "crumb coat" looks like.

What our "crumb coat" looks like.

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Use a bench scraper to make lines 1 inch in width. Mark your crumb coat with straight lines 1 inch across (or whichever size you prefer to use on your cake)

Use a bench scraper to make lines 1 inch in width. Mark your crumb coat with straight lines 1 inch across (or whichever size you prefer to use on your cake)

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A side view of how the markings look.

A side view of how the markings look.

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Do the same for the top of the cake - although this isn't perfectly symmetrical I did try my best!

Do the same for the top of the cake - although this isn't perfectly symmetrical I did try my best!

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Next we are going to pipe our ribbon column: Start at the bottom, with the wider end closest towards the cake and pipe in one direction the width of 1 inch (stay within the lines)

Next we are going to pipe our ribbon column: Start at the bottom, with the wider end closest towards the cake and pipe in one direction the width of 1 inch (stay within the lines)

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Pipe 1 inch across

Pipe 1 inch across

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Next pipe in the other direction, allowing the ribbon to fold one-on top of the other.

Next pipe in the other direction, allowing the ribbon to fold one-on top of the other.

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Continue piping until you reach the very top.

Continue piping until you reach the very top.

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Do this all around the cake, try to make the size of each ribbon consistent.

Do this all around the cake, try to make the size of each ribbon consistent.

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And this is what you should have thus far.

And this is what you should have thus far.

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Pick a column of ribbons to continue from, with the wider tip facing towards the center of the cake, create a ripple effect trailing off towards the center of the cake.

Pick a column of ribbons to continue from, with the wider tip facing towards the center of the cake, create a ripple effect trailing off towards the center of the cake.

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Have an overlap of 50% towards the centre of the cake.

Have an overlap of 50% towards the centre of the cake.

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Continue to do this towards the centre of the cake. A great tutorial here: https://youtu.be/vP9rnWMYYUU?t=8m44s

Continue to do this towards the centre of the cake. A great tutorial here: youtu.be/vP9rnWMYYUU?t=8m44s

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Keep going, almost there!

Keep going, almost there!

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A photo from above

A photo from above

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What a cake slice look slike

What a cake slice look slike

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This was a cake I had at my birthday, we ended up enjoying it at Earls restaurant.  If you enjoyed my tutorial see other desserts I've made here: http://annezca.blogspot.ca/p/desserts.html

This was a cake I had at my birthday, we ended up enjoying it at Earls restaurant. If you enjoyed my tutorial see other desserts I've made here: annezca.blogspot.ca/p/dessert…

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The ruffle cake with candles.

The ruffle cake with candles.

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