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.