Vanessa from Cake Style is an absolute master of buttercream piping, and the next in the series of her videos is her pleated buttercream cake. This two-tier creation is easy with a little know-how and the right piping tip. This cake would be a wonderfully elegant wedding cake or special occasion cake – give it a try!

To create this cake at home, you will need:

  • 2 x crumb coated 6 inch cakes (or foam dummy cakes if you’re practising)
  • 2 x crumb coated 8 inch cakes
  • A cardboard marker
  • A skewer or toothpick for marking
  • A spatula
  • A cake scraper or ruler
  • A piping bag
  • A piping coupler (optional)
  • No. 104 piping tip for pleats
  • No. 7 piping tip for trim
  • Buttercream icing (your own recipe or our Buttercream Icing premix)
  • Roses to decorate

Here are a few stills from her video – we hope you enjoy creating this beautiful cake!

BC Pleated Cake Progress 4BC Pleated Cake Progress 1BC Pleated Cake Progress 2 BC Pleated Cake Progress 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.

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