Today, we are going to make a beautiful buttercream cake with piped roses, rose buds, and ruffles! I love working with buttercream, and my favorite cakes often feature delicate piping.
If you don't have much experience with piping, don't worry. The techniques that I will demonstrate in this tutorial are not difficult to master with a little practice! It's amazing what you can do with a simple petal tip.
With all of the roses and ruffles, this cake has a romantic, shabby chic feel to it which continues to be a popular for weddings and other special occasions. I hope that you enjoy the tutorial!
Our stacked tiers are 8" and 6". We frosted the cakes and piped our roses with our Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream Recipe but any crusting recipe will do (if you plan to dry your flowers in advance). Each tier was on it's own cardboard cake circle, and the top tier was supported from below by 4 bubble tea straws.
Colors: We used Americolor Deep Pink (just a touch)
Piping Tips: Wilton 104 (petal tip), Wilton 12 (med. round tip), Wilton 4 (bead border and dots), Wilton 101 (small petal tip for tiny roses)
Waxed Paper Squares
Optional: Pearl Dust, White Petal Dust (I used to lighten up our pink roses and also add a little shimmer.)
Misc: Small soft paint brush for applying the pearl dust
Enjoy the Video!
We have divided this buttercream ruffles and roses cake in two parts.
Part One: We demonstrate how to pipe buttercream roses (classic as well as a cabbage rose), and rose buds
Part Two: In Part 2, we demonstrate how to pipe the petal-like ruffles around the sides of our tier and also apply our dried buttercream flowers to complete the cake.
@pk- Thanks, most of the time we are using our "Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream" which is in our Recipes section--this would be considered an American buttercream recipe. Swiss meringue buttercream would work for this, as would any frosting that holds it's shape nicely to piping.
I made this cake this weekend and was pretty pleased with it. I used your new white cake from scratch recipe and it was delicious!
Is the frosting a stiff or medium consistency?
@kdawn22- I missed your message before-your cake is gorgeous!
@Syliva-- Medium consistency for the ruffles. You may find that you need to stiffen it a bit more for the roses.
Love all these videos! Could you tell me a good turntable to purchase? Thank you!