How to make a
Rose Petal Ruffle Cake

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In this tutorial, I will show you how I made the rose petal ruffle tier on the Red Vintage wedding cake

You can check out other details like the heart banner and the royal icing swags on the part 1 of this cake.

Rose Petal Ruffle Cake

Take into account the amount space the petals will take once they are attached all around the cake.  This will change the diameter of the finished cake and the proportions will change.  Make sure also that there will be enough space around the cake board if the ruffles are on the bottom tier. 


Fondant rolling pin
Round cutter
Ball tool
Dresden tool
Fondant shaping foams
small paint brush
water or piping gel or gum glue

Rose Petal Ruffle Cake Tutorial

Firstly cover the cake with fondant.  I prefer to cover the cake with the same color that the petals are going to be so it looks uniform but that is just personal preference.  

Next roll the fondant thinly around 1-2 cm with a rolling pin or with pasta maker machine. 

Rose Petal Ruffle Cake

Cut out some circles with a cutter.  For this cake I used a 2” round cutter.   Cover the cut outs with a plastic cling film so it won’t dry out while working on it.  I like making a few petals at a time for this reason.

Rose Petal Ruffle Cake

Place the “petal” on a piece of foam and thin out the edges with a ball tool.  

Rose Petal Ruffle Cake

Transfer the petal on a thicker foam and use the ball tool to thin the inside to sort of make a cup.  

Rose Petal Ruffle Cake

Brush a small section of the cake with some water or gum glue or piping gel.  I like to start adding petals from the bottom up so that the gravity helps in anchoring the petals.  

Rose Petal Ruffle Cake

Place the petal on the cake making sure that the edges are curled out and not stuck to the cake.  Use fingers to create movement within the petal. 

Rose Petal Ruffle Cake

Position another petal beside it. 

Rose Petal Ruffle Cake

Then another.  

Rose Petal Ruffle Cake

You get the idea.

Use a dresden tool to help shape the petals.

Rose Petal Ruffle Cake

You can also pinch the petal in the middle a fold it a little before adding it to the cake. 

Rose Petal Ruffle Cake
Rose Petal Ruffle Cake

Then add more petals.

Rose Petal Ruffle Cake

And more.

Rose Petal Ruffle Cake

And more.

Rose Petal Ruffle Cake

Are you bored yet?  

It was a long and repetitive process I’m not going to lie. And it was a large tier too,so that took awhile.  But I had a marathon of Grey's Anatomy on Netflix to keep me company, so I cool.   

Here is the cake on the reception.  I love how the petals of the cake matched the petals on the table.    And the couple had custom made bobble heads made to their likeness, it was so cute!   

Rose Petal Ruffle Cake

Hope this tutorial was helpful.  Happy caking!

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