This past weekend I got to do a cake and cupcakes for a Fiesta Themed party! As soon as Anna told me the theme of the party - I knew that I wanted to do bright festive ruffles cakes and cupcakes!
And with Cinco de Mayo just a few days away, I thought I'd go ahead and share this party because it matches the holiday festivities so well! Plus, the ruffles effect is easy to pull together and the possibilities are endless!
She told me her main colors were bright red, green, yellow, blue and purple. When she said "fiesta" was the theme, I immediately thought of those bright ruffled skirts that I associate with Spanish/Mexican celebrations.
I have been asked a few times about my white cake stands that have ribbon holes. I bought my set at Sam's Club, but I don't think they're available there anymore. Here's a similar set on Amazon: Set of 3 Cake Stands with Ribbons.
The cake is a 7" round cake, two layers. She only asked for a small "smash cake" sized cake, but I had extra batter so I went ahead and made it a little more substantial!
To do the ruffles, I used Wilton #104 petal tips... and I made up 5 bags - one of each color! These colors are all Americolor gel colors: Regal Purple, Electric Blue, Tulip Red, Electric Yellow and Electric Green.
I started at the top of the cake piping one row of ruffles at a time, going around and around and around the cake - all the way to the bottom!
For the cupcakes - these ruffled flower cupcakes I did a few weeks ago were so popular, I decided to mix some ruffles flower cupcakes along with some striped ruffles to match the cake!
When it was all put together, I loved the look and Anna loved it all as well! The cake and cupcakes were all vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. Would you like to Pin this party or cake? Here's a Pinterest friendly collage for you:
Do you have any questions about this cake or cupcakes? Do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo or have you ever had a Fiesta-themed party?