I was asked by Cake Masters magazine to submit a cake for their Ombré Cakes Collection in their latest May Issue. I was assigned the colour BLUE and was immediately inspired!
Right away, I knew what I wanted to do. I had been playing around one day, and came up with a new and unique way of doing simple ruffles. Once I saw “ombré” in the email, I KNEW I had to use this technique for the effect.
It is super simple so I hadn’t planned on doing a tutorial but luckily I had taken some pics anyway, for reference (hence the sub-par quality!) I’ve now decided to post a quick mini-tutorial after all, because I had that cake on display at The Toronto Bakery Showcase just this past week, and I got TONNES of questions about how I created those ruffles. So I’m guessing it’s not as simple as it may seem, for some.
I used 8 gradients in the ombré, and with the same batch of fondant which was first coloured the deepest shade, I just kept adding in an equal amount of white each time after I was done with the shade I was working with.
See below for additional closeup photos of this cake…
But first, here are the basic step-by-step pics of how to make my V-Petal Ruffles – ENJOY!! If you use these ruffles, please feel free to quote this tutorial and I’d love for you to share your creations to my Facebook page so I can see what you’ve done with them!
Now for some closeups of my Blue Ombré V-Petal Ruffle cake!
Happy Caking Y’ALL!! =D