Monday, October 24, 2011

Chocolate Ruffle Cake

I love birthdays. There's nothing I love more than a shared celebration with family and friends. Recently, we celebrated the birthday of the wonderful Pamela, my friend and sister-in-law. I just need to say that Pamela is generous, effervescent, fun, hilarious, clever, talented, creative and a culinary genius. As a surprise, I made her a chocolate birthday cake. However, I decided I need to fancy it up with a nifty frosting technique. Here is the result — Chocolate Ruffle Cake!
Pretty, ruffly and girly — a perfect birthday cake for the birthday girl.
I think it looks hot. I found this tutorial on YouTube, which explained the technique in a very straightforward way. It was really easy, and all I needed was a standard petal tip. I used Wilton #104.
Best. Cake. Ever.
Follow this recipe, but for this frosting technique I suggest doubling the frosting recipe. So what if you have leftover frosting? Spread it on toast or pancakes or a burrito — no judgment here.

Happy Birthday, Pamela!


Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Saw this on Dessert Stalking...had to tell you how beautiful your Ruffle Cake came out.

~ Carmen

Sweet Corner said...

Wow, this cake looks amazing, have to try it:)

Irishbaker said...

Looks very impressive!

Anonymous said...

I say make 3 times the frosting! cuz it looks delicious (guilty pleasure) ;p

Angry Asian said...

i love your glib attitude on extra frosting. i'm not a frosting girl but dang if i don't appreciate having it in abundance anyway.

beautiful cake.

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