January 19th, 2012
Tulips are my favorite flower and what a fun way to add a lovely touch to your windowsill. I tend to forget about plants outside and really never get to enjoy them as much, always been a big fan of interior planting!
Ruffles on cake are just about as fabulous as they are on your wardrobe. My sister loves to bake and we tried this a couple of weekends ago. Here are a few tips to help you out, should you decide to try it! Be prepared to use a lot of frosting, almost triple the amount normally used.
Hold pastry bag straight up and down with narrow end of petal tip facing you and wider end of the tip against edge of the cake.
Beginning at bottom of the cake, squeeze bag and move tip back and forth as you build a vertical “wall” of ruffles, one on top of the next, up entire side of the cake. When your first column of ruffles is done, start piping your next ruffle column next to the completed ruffles. Proceed all the way around cake until complete.
If you want to ruffle the top of your cake, use the same technique but tilt the piping bag at a 45 degree angle. Instead of lying on top of each other, the ruffles will overlap each other (like shingles).
Happy Thursday, so glad it’s almost Friday!