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How to Make Easy Fondant Ruffles

 

 

Ruffles can look so effective but they really are very easy to do. They are also great for a beginner because they can hide all sorts of imperfections in a base cake and look so professional. Here’s how:

ruffles1You could make ruffles with plain fondant (sugar paste) but it is better to add a little strengthener such as Tylo Powder (also called CMC) or Gum Tragacanth. Gum paste (flower paste ) will also make pretty ruffles.

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Roll out your fondant so that it is nice and thin.

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Cut out a circle. The larger the circle…the larger the ruffle.

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Place your circle on a foam pad and run a ball tool around the edge to thin it out.

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Fold the circle loosely in half.

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Only hold together at the centre leaving the edges nice and free.

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Fold back the edges on either side but still only pinch at the bottom….not on the edges.

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Flatten the base with your fingers.

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Use some sugar glue to moisten the cake and press your ruffle base onto the cake until it stays.

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It helps to start building ruffles from the bottom upwards as they will then support each other as you add them.

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Use a tool such as a dresden tool or stick tool to separate the ruffles so that they hide the base and look nice and full.

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Not too shabby huh? And not too tricky either.

Wanna see how to do it in video form?? Take a look at this on my YouTube channel: Doll and Ruffles Video

You can play around with your ruffles and have them as loose or as tight as you like. Enjoy 😉

 

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  • Celina

    Hi, my name is Celina! I love all your cakes. I would love to see how you stack your cakes. And also would you recommend the Madeira mix for stacking?

    • Hi Celina,
      I would definitely recommend a Madeira for stacking, It is a well structured cake and in my opinion is the best for stacking or carving. I often add a sugar syrup whilst layering just to keep it nice and moist.
      I will do a stacking tutorial at some point. Thanks for the feedback xx

    • Hi again Celina,

      Just for you….I went through layering and stacking in my latest YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmdgjRcoPok

      I hope it is helpful xxx

      • Miss Celina

        Omgg thank yu so much!!

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