Vanessa from CakeStyleTV is an absolute master of buttercream piping, so we’re delighted to share her tutorial for creating an incredibly professional looking buttercream ruffle cake with you. We love this cake, it is so fun and feminine, anyone would love to receive this cake for their birthday.

To create this cake at home, you will need:

  • 1 x crumb coated cake (or a foam dummy cake if you’re practising)
  • A spatula
  • A cake scraper or ruler
  • A piping bag
  • A piping coupler (optional)
  • No. 104 piping tip
  • A laminating sheet to practice piping petals
  • Buttercream icing (your own recipe or our Buttercream Icing premix)

Here are a few stills from her video – go watch it, we bet you learn something new!

BC Ruffle Cake Complete BC Ruffle Cake Process 1 BC Ruffle Cake Process 2 BC Ruffle Cake Process 3


Husband and wife duo, Vanessa and John from Cake Style are well known for their incredible cakes and fun, detailed decorating tutorials on YouTube.

To discover more of their amazing work, please visit the Cake Style website, YouTube Channel or Facebook page.

Comments & Reviews

this is a great tutorial. Thank You can I ask the width of the spaces you have marked out please


Thanks Natasha! This tutorial is by Vanessa, so you might have to ask her directly be leaving a comment on her Facebook page ( The width of the spaces is entirely dependent on how wide you would like your ruffles to be, but we think about 2cm would work best! Hope that helps – The Queen Team

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