So now that wedding season is over and things in my kitchen have slowed down a bit-I have time for experimenting.......But I really do not need to have cakes lying around here that do not have a home to go to. Cakes sitting around here tend to get eaten (by me). Since I think that my elliptical is a form of torture and necessary evil and the thought of having to stay on it longer because of the piece of cake (okay, 2 or 3 pieces) I just ate is just abhorrent, I bought a Dummy Cake. What is a Dummy Cake you might ask? Well, it's just an educationally challenged torte. Just kidding- it is a cake of any shape made out of styrofoam for either practicing on or for using when you want a BIG LOOKING cake but don't want That Much to eat. You add dummy cakes to the stacked cake and make them look edible.
I bought them for practicing my piping skills.
I found a tip for making ruffles a while back and for my dummy cakes Maiden Voyage- tried it out.
|I then frosted my "cake" with buttercream - not really worrying about smoothness since the ruffles will cover the base.|
|The long opening points Down.|
|Here is the tip. Weird looking huh? It is specialty tip# 070 -I bought it from Amazon|
|Here is the second tier of ruffles (looking much better) and you can see the line above ready for the next row.|
|Again, much straighter!|
|make sure to keep the tip touching the cake for the icing to stick-otherwise it will droop down over the ruffle below.|