Today I am sharing a petal ruffles cake tutorial with step by step instructions. I have also included my cherry blossom sugar flower tutorial as a free download so that you can create our entire cherry blossom and petal ruffle wedding cake design.
Petal ruffles are one of the most popular design elements amongst my brides. If you take a look at my Instagram you can see just how many brides choose to incorporate them into their wedding cake design. I can definitely see why, they are pretty and delicate and add such lovely texture to a cake. They also pair beautifully with sugar flowers.
But I will warn you, petal ruffles are very time consuming to make! So I have included a few tips which will help you to speed up the process. Keep reading to find out more.
Petal Ruffles Cake Tutorial
-My favourite tool to speed up any cake design is my electronic sheeter . It is the best investment I have made for my wedding cake business yet and you can find the same one I use here. I highly recommend it!
-Usually a little brush of edible glue is enough to to stick the soft ruffles to the cake, but if your ruffles have set a bit more and they will not stay attached to the cake you can use royal icing.
-Cut out lots of hydrangea shapes at once and store in a plastic zip lock bag until you are ready to thin and scrunch them.
-To create on ombre effect with your petal ruffles start by creating petals in your colour of choice e.g pink and then add a little white flower paste after every two layers of petals. This will gradually lighten the colour and create an ombre colour gradient.
Would you like to learn how to make our cherry blossom and petal ruffle wedding cake?
You can find our free pdf tutorial below or you can find out more about our online spring sugar flowers course here. In this course you will learn how to make magnolia, carnation and cherry blossom sugar flowers, how to make and attach petal ruffles to your cake and how to arrange your sugar flowers on a cake using the line of beauty to guide you.
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