Vintage Ruffle/Fabric Flower - Valentine's inspired

Hello everyone,
I have to apologize, I have been away from Cakes Decor for a VERY long time now, a choice I had to make for personal reasons. I hope to be back more regularly, though I’m not sure I’m ever going to get through my notifications! It’s a little daunting, I may have to start fresh! :/
In the meantime I wanted to share this with all of you, I should have done so sooner, but here it is none-the-less. I came up with this version of a vintage ruffle flower 2 years ago on a cake for my mother. This has a Valentine’s angle, but can be adapted for any occasion.
Anyhoo, I hope you like it.

Here is what I used:
1. Fondant mixed with tylose – ivory, pink & red
2. 2 5/8" round fluted cutter
3. Flower former (you can use paper towels, foam, a bowl if you don’t have this)
4. An old school wilton flower cutter – or the cutter of your choice.
5. Thin piece of foam
6. Ball tool
7. Impression mats (choice of pin stipes, herringbone, polka dots & small squares – OPTIONAL)
8. Small heart cutter or round cutter/pastry tip
9. Paring knife
10. Water and paint brush
11. Gold lustre dust, paint brush and vodka (not in photo)
12. A toothpick (not in photo)

If you don’t have this cutter, get creative! Use what you have, such as a rose petal cutter, an oval, another funky petal shape OR cut out shapes free-form with a knife. You can even print petal templates and trace them out.

Sorry the picture is blurry, hopefully you get the idea of how to fold it like a fan.

Buttons – for when you don’t have a mold. If you don’t have a small heart shaped cutter, a round cutter or a piping tip will do the trick.

Here are a couple of other versions of my ruffle/fabric flowers (I can never decide which they should be).

Thank you for looking. :)

Nicole ---


You KNOW I love this! Great tips and glad to see how your creative mind works =D

Violet - The Violet Cake Shop™ -

This is so pretty, thanks so much

You must never limit your challenges, instead you must challenge your limits

lovely -thank you for sharing

So gorgeous and elegant! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial!!

Toni, Pennsylvania,

Thank you all so much, for the lovely comments and for putting in your favourites. (And for the welcome back Elli!) :)

Violet, I may never have done it without you putting the idea in my head. Thanks lovely.

Nicole ---