Ya’ll… have I got a treat for YOU today! First, I’m sharing this Cream & White Christening cake with Wafer Paper Ruffles with you (ex-ciiiii-ting) and second…
I’m going to share a special coupon code with you so you can get Kara’s tutorial for the ruffles at 33% off – that’s only $9.99!! Whoop-Whoop!! Keep reading to the bottom to get the code !
So some time back – I can’t remember exactly when – I bought this Wafer Paper Ruffles Tutorial from Kara’s Couture Cakes and I ordered wafer paper from Amazon and I read all about how to use it and all the things I could do with it and I got all pumped up …
I mean… look at that cake. I was nearly dizzy with excitement about making a cake that looked like that. But as things usually go, I got busy and I didn’t really have a cake on my schedule that “fit” this style and well… I eventually forgot. 🙁
Until NOW! Not too long ago my client Caroline sent me a picture of a Christening Cake to use for inspiration, but she wanted some changes made (size, tiers, colors, etc.) and although I noted all the changes – I kept thinking… I bet wafer paper ruffles would work beautifully for what she wanted.
At first I was afraid to even offer to do the wafer paper ruffles – I kept thinking… ‘what if I send her Kara’s picture and I then I totally FAIL at making them?!’ That could be bad.
But I couldn’t get it out of my head. In an effort to push myself, I braved up and sent Kara a message with the inspiration picture and asking her if she thought her ruffles would work on the design I was imagining. And after getting her advice, I sent the idea to Caroline.
She loved the look and honestly… I was giddy (and a little scared)!! Finally… I was getting to add a new thing to my list of “I can do that!” cake designs… if only I could do it!
But my fear was misplaced. You see, Kara’s tutorial is just about fool-proof! It was so detailed and helpful and I couldn’t have been more pleased with my results just by following her step-by-step pictures and instructions!
PS. Kara is awesome! She moderates the All Things Cake group with me and I also got to meet her at CakeFest and well… she’s funny and kind and helpful and … okay, I just think she’s all that and a box of chocolates. OH… and her cakes will blow your mind!!
And when I finished this cake… I had just about blown my own mind. I couldn’t believe that I had made it!
In the tutorial, she shows how to make 3 different kinds/sizes of ruffles (shells). If my count was right, I made around 150 of the smaller and medium ones and over 350 of the big ones… I used the small ones around the plaque on the front of the cake…
… and transitioned to the medium then big ones on the sides and back! I really don’t know how many we made (my daughter Sarah pitched in and helped me), but it was between 500 and 600 petals.
In the end, we had quite a few leftover, but I didn’t mind that at all… Sarah already has a plan to design her own cake with them! 🙂 I love that my little girl is so excited to learn and do what I do…
Anywho… I ramble. Are you excited to try these wafer paper ruffles?? You really, really must. They’re not hard at all (although they are time-consuming so I do recommend setting aside a few hours to make them)… but the effect is just stunning!
So… Kara’s tutorial is normally $15, but just for you guys… you can use code ROSEBAKES in Kara’s shop to get the tutorial for only $9.99!! That’s 33% off the regular price and let me tell you – this tutorial is worth every penny. This coupon is good for one week ONLY so don’t delay!! It expires next Tuesday at 11:59PM EDT!
excessively gushed over talked about the ruffles, but in addition to that, you’ll also get instructions for making the “Love” on the front of the cake and a whole section for doing the painted lace… isn’t that SO cool?!
From Kara’s shop, “The tutorial includes 49 pages with over 130 high resolution photographs, full text instructions, patterns, templates and a resource guide for tools and materials.” Yeah… you get all that!
So go… GO NOW and snag the Wafer Love Ruffles & Painted Lace Tutorial! You’ll be so happy you did!
Here are some of the other details of the cake:
- The flavor was white almond sour cream.
- The tiers were 6″ and 9″ rounds (2 layers for the top, 3 layers for the bottom) and I always use Magic Line Pans.
- The tiers were filled and frosted with vanilla buttercream, then covered in homemade marshmallow fondant, the of course… decorated with wafer paper.
- I used Americolor Ivory Gel coloring for the creamy color on the letters and top tier.
- And speaking of the letters, they were done with Tappit Block Letter Cutters and you can see my little tutorial for using those here.
- I used a small oval/egg cutter for the top plaque, with this mini cross cutter and a floral impression mat on the cross, then the smallest pearls from this pearl mold to go around the outside of the cross medallion.
- And lastly… the stand. Everybody has asked me about it since I posted the cake on Facebook. It’s a brand new gift from one of my most favorite Aunts. She mailed it to me all the way from Atlanta and I simply adore it (and her!! She’s the BEST!). It came the week before I did this cake and WOW – it’s like they were made for each other. I have no idea where she got it, but here’s a very similar one on Amazon: Antique Silver Beaded Cake Stand.
And that’s it I think!! But if I forgot something and/or you have any other questions, leave them in the comments!! Happy Caking!
PS. If you’re not already subscribed to my blog, would you? You can sign up here for my free email updates and then you’ll never miss a cake or dessert or deal or any other quirky thing I choose to post here! 🙂