Design inspiration is everywhere. Have you noticed the many exquisite cakes on Pinterest and other boards? You’ll find many ombre cakes with those amazing never-ending color changes, and ruffles are all over the place. Let me show you how easy it can be to create a beautiful cake with the tools you might already have at home.
- 8 inch high by 6 inch diameter cake
- 48 oz. white Ready-To-Use White Rolled Fondant
- Fine Tip Decorator Brush
- 9 inch Fondant Roller
- Water or Clear Piping Gel
- Gum Paste Ball Tool
- Lemon yellow and golden yellow Wilton Icing Colors
- Large Rose cutter from the Gumpaste Flower Cutter Set
- Any flower that you have already made to decorate the cake
- Start decorating the day before you need the cake.
- Cover your cake in a very light color; I covered my cake in white fondant. To achieve a tall and slender cake, I stacked two, 4-inch high cakes.
- Place the cake on the plate that you are going to use to present it.
Tint 8 oz. of the remaining fondant in light yellow (only lemon yellow), other 8 oz. in medium yellow (mix of lemon yellow and little of golden yellow) and 8 oz. in darker yellow (mix less lemon yellow and little more of golden yellow) to achieve the ombre.
Roll out the lighter yellow 1/16 inch thick.
Using the large rose cutter, cut out the shape. Separate the petals using a knife.
Ruffle the petal top half using your gum paste ball tool. (Ruffle it as much as you can without ripping it.)
Turn the petal into its back and using a brush, apply water or watered-down piping gel on the lower part.
Attach to the cake starting from the top with the narrow side facing down.
Attach 4 rows of petals, staggering the petals on each row. Repeat the process with the medium shade yellow (3 rows) and continue with the dark shade yellow (approximately 2 1/2 rows depending on the height of your cake).
For the bottom row, cut out and ruffle your petals and cut the lower half. After you cut the lower half, use water or watered-down piping gel and attach it to the cake.
We are almost done. Now you can add your preferred flower. Here I have two different flowers – one in red and one in gold – that gives my cake different effects. Which one do you like better?