Vintage Rose Ruffled Wedding Cake

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I love making wedding cakes!  One of the nice things about living here in UT is both my husband and I have a lot of family in the area!  So when one of our cousins, or in this case Second Cousins, gets engaged I offer to make their cake!

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This one was super fun, I love getting asked to make a cake with a technique I haven’t tried before, cause then I get to figure it out!  I love the casual and yet elegant look of her wedding plans, decor and colors!  Peach with a rustic look using mason jars, yet lots of ruffles!  (I should’ve taken a picture of the centerpieces!)

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I made these gumpaste roses a few days before so they had time to dry.  I used a foam egg shape for the center and a 3 inch rose petal cutter.  I wish I’d had a 4 inch cutter…  But they turned out lovely.  Then I mixed some spirits (vodka or clear vanilla work great) with some bronze luster dust and hand painted all the edges of the roses so they would stand out!

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For the fondant ruffles first I frosted and covered each cake with fondant.  Then I rolled out a long strip of fondant very thin, cut the length into a few 1 1/2 inch strips, then thinned and ruffled the top edge using a ball tool!  Starting at the top of the cake and using vodka or clear vanilla I attached the stip (ruffled side up) around the cake.  Then repeat moving your way down!

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I left the roses on skewers and cut them short and stuck them into the cake where I wanted them.  The roses were pretty big and left some big gaps so once I had them where I wanted them I took the extra fondant I always bring with me to set up, rolled it thin, cut out extra petals.   And just like making a rose I thinned the edge to create ruffles, then painted the edge and used the petals to fill in the gaps.

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You can’t even tell!  I rolled some, gathered some, just placed them in the gaps until everything was filled in nicely!  I love the way it turned out, and since the bride is family I got to see many of my extended family that night and enjoy great company!  Seriously the best part!

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Ashlee
Ashlee has been cake decorating for 8 year, and blogging for 6+. She has 5 children ages 2-12 that she enjoys throwing parties for. She loves to bake, cook, crochet, knit, do home improvement, graphic design, photography and writing.
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    • says

      Thanks so much Summer! And good luck with the SNAP stencil contest! I wanted to participate, but just got to crazy busy to ever work on it!

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