Messy Ruffles Cake Decorating Video Tutorial. Watch my video below to learn this easy, yet really beautiful cake decorating technique.
This cake was originally shared waaaay back in August 2012 when Rose Bakes was brand new. Recently I received a couple of new questions about it, so I thought it was worth sharing again.
I have not re-shot the pictures or video, but I did update them a little. I brightened the photos and shortened the video – while also polishing it a little. Enjoy!
In my opinion, this is one of those really easy, timeless designs that can work for almost any occassion. I’ve done buttercream ruffles for weddings, baby showers, birthdays and anniveraries. It’s an easy design that comes togethe very quickly and looks so, so pretty.
Before and since making this cake I’ve made several “messy ruffles” cakes. This was my first messy ruffles cake.
And then this was my second rainbow messy ruffles cake. I’ve made countless others since then.
But after sharing those on Facebook and the blog, I had several requests for a how-to tutorial. With the help of my husband, we put one together.
Granted, we had practically zero experience with video and making a cake while filming it is challenging (to say the least). So this could easily be messiest “messy ruffles” cake ever.
But since this was only my second video tutorial ever (here’s my first video…. eeek!!), I was still pretty nervous and I didn’t do a great job. This was evidenced by the nasty comments on YouTube. Check out those first two cakes to see neater work!!
But all that aside, I’m confident that you’ll get the idea for how to do these cakes by wathcing my video. And I’m also confident you’ll be able to do a much neater job yourself!!
And if you do one and it’s a little bit too messy or uneven… just let it crust for about 10 minutes and then you can gently press down on the uneven areas and get it looking a little neater!
So, to do this, here’s what you’ll need:
A cake…obviously! This cake is a 6″ neapolitan cake (click for recipe!), but for those other cakes, I used my favorite vanilla cake recipe! It’s filled, crumb-coated and chilled. I baked it in my favorite Magic Line pans, then let it cool before filling, frosting and chilling.
Frosting Bags. You can see my favorites here.
Wilton #104 Petal tip (or a comparable frosting tip). You could use another brand petal tip, or even a smaller or larger one to get different looks.
Then all you need is time. This small cake took me less than 15 minutes to decorate. Even a large cake comes together very quickly when doing the Messy Ruffles design.
Did you enjoy this Messy Ruffles Cake Decorating Video Tutorial? Do you have any questions about this cake? Please leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer and help out!