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what is this technique called?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I wanted to try out a technique this weekend that I've seen on several cakes - but I can't find it now!

It looks like a ribbon kind of, I think you take the tip and swirl it back and forth- it's done vertically or horizontally, very pretty! I never paid much attention to the name b/c I was going to research it and try this weekend- now I can't find it!

Does anyone know what I'm talking about? And what tip is it? And any trick to it?
I've learned so much from my mistakes..... I'm thinking of making a few more!
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post #2 of 13
You mean the ruffle technique, like this? http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2115440/ruffle-cake

It's the 104 tip you use to do it, just put the fat end of the tip against the edge of the cake. Be warned though, you might feel like you've developed arthritis after you've done this technique for a while. icon_wink.gif
post #3 of 13
Do you know if it's buttercream work, or fondant/gumpaste??
post #4 of 13
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that's it! holy cow does yours look perfect! it's regular buttercream you used?
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post #5 of 13
Actually, that wasn't my picture I posted, I just searched for "ruffle" in the gallery when I realized I hadn't posted one of my own using this technique. (I just added a carrot cake picture I had forgotten I had though, so at least I can legitimately claim my own picture now. thumbs_up.gif )

For my carrot cake, I used cream cheese icing, but you could use any buttercream. I would probably shoot for a medium consistency, because anything too thick will make your hand fall off. I also did a 2-tier baby shower cake in this technique, and although my hand was killing me, I've got to say, this is one of my favorite quickie techniques for covering a cake. (The rosettes are my other favorite.)
post #6 of 13
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Thanks, I like your off-center pattern on the ruffle design! I am going to do a cake and incorporate the ruffles with the rosettes since it's a practice cake and I want to try both out... I'm terrible at piping though, so I am sure I will end up scraping it off at least once!

So tip 104 and 1M...and for rosettes, you just make two circles, right? Thanks
I've learned so much from my mistakes..... I'm thinking of making a few more!
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I've learned so much from my mistakes..... I'm thinking of making a few more!
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post #7 of 13
I made this cake a couple of months ago. The ruffles were just piped with tip #103 with the big opening facing you

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2089849/ruffles-cake-with-fantasy-flowers
post #8 of 13
Yes, tips 104 and 1M. You can also just use a smaller open star tip for smaller rosettes too. And yes, the rosettes are about two circles of buttercream. You'll pick up the groove quickly if you just practice on some scrap parchment paper or something similar. Good luck!!
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by Debbye27

Thanks, I like your off-center pattern on the ruffle design! I am going to do a cake and incorporate the ruffles with the rosettes since it's a practice cake and I want to try both out... I'm terrible at piping though, so I am sure I will end up scraping it off at least once!

So tip 104 and 1M...and for rosettes, you just make two circles, right? Thanks



http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2190222/ruffles-and-roses

Here's an example of the roses and ruffles. I just go around in circles until I like the size of the rose. About 2-2.5 circles.

I've done a lot of rose cupcakes and a lot of ruffle cakes. Here's my most recent icon_smile.gif
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2275178/teal-ruffle-cake
Started my business legally February 2012! Commercial kitchen and all!
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Started my business legally February 2012! Commercial kitchen and all!
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Bridgette1129

Quote:
Originally Posted by Debbye27

Thanks, I like your off-center pattern on the ruffle design! I am going to do a cake and incorporate the ruffles with the rosettes since it's a practice cake and I want to try both out... I'm terrible at piping though, so I am sure I will end up scraping it off at least once!

So tip 104 and 1M...and for rosettes, you just make two circles, right? Thanks



http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2190222/ruffles-and-roses

Here's an example of the roses and ruffles. I just go around in circles until I like the size of the rose. About 2-2.5 circles.

I've done a lot of rose cupcakes and a lot of ruffle cakes. Here's my most recent icon_smile.gif
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2275178/teal-ruffle-cake



Those cakes are so pretty!!
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by sing

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Originally Posted by Bridgette1129

Quote:
Originally Posted by Debbye27

Thanks, I like your off-center pattern on the ruffle design! I am going to do a cake and incorporate the ruffles with the rosettes since it's a practice cake and I want to try both out... I'm terrible at piping though, so I am sure I will end up scraping it off at least once!

So tip 104 and 1M...and for rosettes, you just make two circles, right? Thanks



http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2190222/ruffles-and-roses

Here's an example of the roses and ruffles. I just go around in circles until I like the size of the rose. About 2-2.5 circles.

I've done a lot of rose cupcakes and a lot of ruffle cakes. Here's my most recent icon_smile.gif
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2275178/teal-ruffle-cake



Those cakes are so pretty!!



Thanks! The first one isn't mine though! Just the teal one.
Started my business legally February 2012! Commercial kitchen and all!
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Started my business legally February 2012! Commercial kitchen and all!
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post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by Bridgette1129

Quote:
Originally Posted by sing

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bridgette1129

Quote:
Originally Posted by Debbye27

Thanks, I like your off-center pattern on the ruffle design! I am going to do a cake and incorporate the ruffles with the rosettes since it's a practice cake and I want to try both out... I'm terrible at piping though, so I am sure I will end up scraping it off at least once!

So tip 104 and 1M...and for rosettes, you just make two circles, right? Thanks



http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2190222/ruffles-and-roses

Here's an example of the roses and ruffles. I just go around in circles until I like the size of the rose. About 2-2.5 circles.

I've done a lot of rose cupcakes and a lot of ruffle cakes. Here's my most recent icon_smile.gif
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2275178/teal-ruffle-cake



Those cakes are so pretty!!



Thanks! The first one isn't mine though! Just the teal one.



Good job thumbs_up.gif
post #13 of 13
Thanks! That's sweet icon_smile.gif
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