We’ve seen icing ruffles before on cakes. We’re familiar with the frosting ombre effect. But we’ve never seen anything quite like this cake from The Icing Artist. She shows how to create a ruffled ombre effect that looks like autumnal leaves or a fall sunset on our plates. Watch and learn how she does it!

You’ll Need

Buttercream
– 1 cup butter, room temperature
– 1 tablespoon vanilla
– 4 cups icing sugar
– 1/4 cup water
Vanilla Cake
– 1 box white cake mix
– 1 cup all-purpose flour
– 1 cup granulated sugar
– 3/4 teaspoon salt
– 1 1/3 cups water
– 1/8 cup vegetable oil
– 2 teaspoons vanilla
– 1 cup sour cream
– 4 egg whites

We’ve shared The Icing Artist’s ingredients lists for her buttercream and vanilla cake recipes, but you can use your favorite recipes instead. This video’s all about the technique! What do you think of it? Do you like the colors and the ruffles? How would you change it for different seasons or occasions?