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How do I make these buttercream ruffles

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My sister wants me to make this cake for my niece and I was just looking for advice and tips on making the ruffles on this cake. What tip should I use (I only have access to Wilton products).

 

Also, if you know how to make that fondant rose,that would be a bonus too...I think I think it is just make with strips of fondant being pinched together but would love any input anyone has.

 

Thank you :)

 

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Amanda

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1. Cake ruffles on side seem to have a stripe of something else next to them.

 

2.  Depending on size of cake, use tip 103 or 104 and remember that the icing of cake surface needs to be soft enough that ruffle will stick.

 

3.  Rose is also piped with tip 104 using buttercream. Make a spiral motion on a flower nail from the middle outward.  Then pipe leaves with any large leaf tip you have.

 

4.  Check out Goldas Kitchen online, they do mail order to PEI.  Lots of stuff there better than Wilton brand

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The stripe next to the ruffle is a piped bead to cover the rough edge of the ruffle and give it a more finished look.

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thank you very much for the help!

 

I have been looking online and wanting to place an order but I before I do, which brands of supplies should I be looking for? I know I've read that Wilton is often sub-par but that brand is pretty much all I know so I'm not even sure what other brands to look for.
 

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What kind of supplies? There are many sources. For cake pans, the majority here like Magic Line (me too). For colors: Americolor, but also Wilton no-taste red is sometimes needed, etc.

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

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I suppose I need a little bit of everything.  Is there another brand for things like tips, and tools for working with fondant/gumpaste.  I have a fair large amount of Wilton supplies simply because that all I have had access to locally and I didn't real know any better.
 

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post #7 of 9

For tips, Ateco brand (Goldas has them all for the best prices).  Gumpaste modelling tools--Wilton are as good as any.

 

For gumpaste cutters etc look on ebay.ca and look for vendor bluelakefox--he does mail order and has some super Argentinian cutter sets.

post #8 of 9
I hate Wilton tips, they rust like nobodies business! I've had them rust in the bag, overnight!! I order mine from Decopac, which only sells to businesses, and they sell ateco, which are WAY better! I have replaced all my wilton, I think. I have hundreds of tips, so, it's hard telling;-) But I am sure you can find them on eBay, or another cake shop.
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

I hate Wilton tips, they rust like nobodies business! I've had them rust in the bag, overnight!! I order mine from Decopac, which only sells to businesses, and they sell ateco, which are WAY better!

Each tip has the brand stamped into it right above the number.

 

Goldas carries Ateco and they tell you which exact brand they will ship to you right on the form--look at the shopping cart, it has Goldas stock numbers for the items you put into it  If the stock # starts with AT then it is guaranteed to be Ateco. I have no commercial connection with them, I have been 200% satisfied with their goods and prices.

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