Saturday, June 29, 2013

Patriotic Ruffled Bunting Cake

To celebrate the Fourth of July with style,
you can make this Patriotic Ruffled Bunting Cake.
It's the cake version of red, white & blue bunting!

The ruffles are made with buttercream fondant here!
I happen to be a cake decorator who despises fondant.
I'm an anomaly, I know!

Let me introduce you to my new favorite decorating tip...
the 050 frill border tip. It makes buttercream ruffles so easy!
You can get one here and here.

You hold this tip with the long slit on the bottom.
I put my cake on my rotating cake stand (best invention EVER!)
and piped with one hand while turning the cake with my other hand.

Helpful Hints:
  • I used 6 inch pans to make this cake. If you use 9 inch pans, I recommend making three rows of each color ruffle instead of two.
  • To color my frosting, I used Americolor "Super Red" gel paste, Wilton "Royal Blue" icing color and Wilton "White-White" icing color.
  • The topper is a cherry sour candy.

Happy Independence Day!

I share my recipes and tutorials at these fun link parties.

More patriotic cake creations...

4th of July Fireworks Cake

Patriotic Mini Star Cakes

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  1. This ruffle technique is just perfect for bunting -- whether patriotic or any theme!

  2. Beautiful cake! I had no idea there was a white icing color. I wonder how that works?

    1. My basic buttercream is off-white because of the butter. The white-white color is a liquid (looks like Wite-Out correction fluid!) that lightens up any color frosting, so it makes the buttercream whiter.

  3. This Cake is so pretty!
    Perfect for all Patriotic Holidays! =)

    Pinning to my Holiday Recipe board.

  4. Your cake looks beautiful! How fun that there's a special ruffle tip now:@)

  5. I love your cake! Its so beautiful!

  6. I love all your frosting tips. This is beautiful!

  7. Gorgeous!!! I have never heard of the white color either. Amazing!!! Your details are so neat.

    Charlotte Moore

  8. Love this and pinning it! Found you on Sundae Scoop :)

    Alyssa @

  9. Beautiful!!! I'm with you...not a fan of fondant. I like this tip...haven't seen it before.


  10. Sooooo lovely!
    And this ruffle border tip is so great!
    Beautiful cake! Happy 4th July! ;-)

  11. like it very much thank you. I saw a similar recipe here

  12. This cake is amazing, and so patriotic. Luv it.

  13. Wow is the first word that comes to mind! The colours are lovely and it looks like it must take a steady hand! I don't quite have that yet! Love your blog! xxxx

  14. YUMMY! And stunning! Stopping by from the Family Dinner link party! Would love to have you also link this up at the Ladies Only Blog Share link party! Our theme this week is Red, White & BBQ. :)

  15. Loving this cake! it's so pretty. Thanks for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday. Pinned it!

  16. Very clever! I will have to try this technique next time I need ruffles!

  17. wow, I so love this cake! Definitely mimic this at home ♥

    cakes bakery in Brooklyn

  18. I love your cake! Its very sweet


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