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I love ruffles! Anything with ruffles! If I wasn’t married, lived in a bachelorette pad and had the money to decorate however I wanted, I would be surrounded in awesome girly-ness, including ruffles. I’d actually need multiple places or multiple rooms, because I would have a different theme in each. And one would be ruffles.
Fortunately, I’ve managed to squeeze ruffles into a few places in our house without too much protesting from the hubs. For example, I have ruffle throw pillows mixed in with other pillows on our couch. Initially I got some protesting, but once he saw how good the looked, he totally caved. 🙂
So these cake pops are a fantasy of ruffles for me. And yet with the brown and ivory colors they have kind of a rustic feel, which is another theme I’d have in a room. I’m a fan of that too.
So if you love ruffles like I do, here’s a little tutorial for you. They are really quite simple to make. And so ruffly!
Ivory fondant (or other color)
Wilton sugar pearls
Egg foam pad (or something similar to help shape the flower)
Gum glue (mix of gumpaste and water)
Wilton tip 125 (Use the large round side as the medium size circle in the flower)
Small and medium circle cutters (from Wilton 3 pack)
1. Roll out your fondant pretty thin and cut out the three sizes of circles.
2. Place the first circle onto the foam mat and run the ball tool around the edge of the circle to thin it out and create a light ruffle.
3. Place the fondant circle into on the dips in the egg foam pad. Using your ball tool, lightly press down in the center of the circle. This creates a few more ruffles and gives the flower some shape so that it is not totally flat.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the other 2 circles.
5. Add a little gum glue to the center of the smallest circle. Place 3-4 sugar pearls in the center where you put the gum glue. This will be the inner part of the flower. Leave the circles to dry for 5-10 minutes. You want them be firm enough to still be moveable, but not loose their shape and ruffles when you move them around.
6. Add a little gum glue to middle of the largest circle, then place the medium sized circle on top of it. Repeat with the smallest circle with the sugar pearls.
You now have a beautiful ruffle fantasy flower!
To add it to a cake pop, put a little melted chocolate on the back and place it where you want it on the cake pop. Hold it in place for a minute until it dries enough that the flower will not fall off.
Such a beautiful cake pop!
Thanks for reading!