DIY Cake Decorating – Ruffled Rose Tutorial

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Mignon of Cake Face
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Your wedding cake can be beautifully embellished with this easy to make and gorgeously romantic edible ruffle rose made form edible sugar based gum paste.

You will need:


1. Knead 100g gum paste until smooth and malleable (100g is enough for 2 ruffle roses).

2. Lightly dust your work surface with corn flour and roll out the gum paste with non-stick rolling pin until very thin (The gum paste should be thin enough that you can just see through it).

3. Press Blossom Cutter firmly into rolled out gum paste to create a blossom cut out. Repeat with all 5 sized blossom cutters.

4. Place Blossom cut out onto flower foam pad and firmly press balling tool around the edge of the blossom to create a ruffled edge. Repeat for all 5 blossom cut outs.

5. Place the 3 largest ruffled blossom cut outs in small bowls that have been lightly dusted with corn flour.

6. Place the 2 smallest ruffled blossom cut outs into small shallow muffin tray that has been lightly dusted with corn flour.

7. Allow blossoms to dry until they hold their shape. Paint a small amount of piping gel into the center of the largest blossom. Place the second largest ruffled blossom on top of the largest ruffled blossom, putting pressure on the center of the rose to ensure the two pieces stick together.

Repeat steps for remaining ruffled blossoms.

8. Paint some piping gel into the center of the ruffled rose (approx. the size of a 5 cent piece). Gently drop silver cachous onto piping gel. Using different sized silver cachous creates a more textured look.

There you have it! All that’s left to do now is position your flower on your cake and admire it!

Images by Mignon and Michelle Mignon Daymond from Cake Face Co. and Michelle Arvaj from Make that Cake

Ms Gingham says: Well, the professionals make it look so easy but with a little practice and this fabulous tutorial maybe we could all master the skill of the ruffled rose!

Mignon from Cake Face says: “I trained as a chef and worked for 15 years before making my first fondant birthday cake for my son and have been pretty much hooked ever since! “

  • Polka Dot Bride says:
    October 11, 2012 at 11:52 am

    This is awesome! I’m no cake decorator, but I can’t wait to try this out!

  • Ms Stripey says:
    October 11, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Love this – I think even I could do it!

  • Louisa says:
    October 12, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Min you are very generous to let us see . Thanx for the tutorial and look forward to seeing more


  • dee says:
    October 12, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Thank you for this, I have birthday cake coming up at the end of the month and have been thinking about using this type of flower. now that I see how easy it is to make I know i can do it.

  • MadarinaCakes says:
    October 14, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    This looks easy.. cool stuff!

  • Natasha says:
    March 4, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Hello! I was just browsing the Internet on how to make Ruffle Flowers/Roses and I stumbled upon your page; I’m sure glad I did. 😀
    Anyway I have to make a lot of these roses for my practical for school. So I was wondering, how do you put these kinds of flowers on a cake covered in fondant and how do you have them stay put. Especially, if you want to put them on the sides of the cake… Please and thanks! 😀

    • Mignon Daymond says:
      March 4, 2013 at 4:01 pm

      Hi Natasha
      I use fondant glue. Which is fondant heated in the microwave for about 30 seconds and mixed with a little bit of water. It set very quickly. You want the fondant glue to be quite thick so that it hold the flower straight away. Alternatively you could use royal icing or piping gel and hold them in place with a pin until they are set.

      Hope that helps.

      Min x

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  • Claudia Bollorini says:
    October 14, 2013 at 10:18 am

    O seu tutorial foi formidável! Obrigada por compartilhar sua experiência!

  • Claudia Bollorini says:
    October 14, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Ups. Iam from Rio de Janeiro – Brasil.

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  • louise says:
    November 12, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Hi, what size is each of the cutters you used to make this flower?

  • Liz Jacobs says:
    January 29, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    These flowers are fantastic! I have an anniversary cake to do soon and I might give this a try. Thanks 🙂



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