Romantic Ripples Cake Zoom

Romantic Ripples Cake

While the top tiers seem to float far above the bottom stacked cakes, elegant folds of fondant and lush floral sprays pull every level together.
Makes: Cake serves 300.
Skill Level: None

Product Actions

Additional Information

Step 1

At least 2 weeks in advance, make floral sprays: Using prepared gum paste, plus cutters and instructions in Stepsaving Set, make the following flowers on 22 or 24 gauge wires: 37 buds and 30 small-bloom roses using small rose cutter, 48 small-bloom roses and 20 full-bloom roses using large rose cutter. Let dry. Make approximately 170 gum paste rose leaves on 26 gauge wires, let dry on flower formers dusted with cornstarch.

Step 2

When completely dry, assemble sprays as follows: For 8 in. top cake, use 5 small-bloom roses (2 small cutter, 3 large cutter), 2 buds and 10 leaves. For 12 in. cake, join two sprays, each with 10 small-bloom roses (5 each size cutter), 3 full-bloom roses, 6 buds and 20 leaves. For 16 in. cake, assemble two sprays separately, one with 11 small-bloom roses (3 small cutter, 8 large cutter), 5 full-bloom roses, 3 buds and 30 leaves; the second with 6 small-bloom roses (3 each size cutter), 3 full-bloom roses, 2 buds and 18 leaves. For six side sprays on base 8 in. cakes, use 6 small-bloom roses (2 small cutter, 4 large cutter), 1 full-bloom rose, 3 buds and 12 leaves. Set aside.

Step 3

To prepare base board for cake, position seven 8 in. cake circles on board. Place one circle in center and six around center circle, leaving approximately 1/2 in. between cakes. Mark pattern for board 11/2 in. wider than cake circles. Cut board and wrap with Fanci-Foil, securing edges with tape. Secure ribbon to edge of board.

Step 4

Prepare 2-layer cakes- seven 8 in., one 12 in. and one 16 in.- for stacked and push-in pillar construction. Prepare for rolled fondant, cover with fondant and smooth. Position 8 x 4 in. round craft circle on center of foil-covered base board (secure with icing) for support and position six 8 in. cakes around it. Use a 16 in. cake circle to mark area where 16 in. cake will rest in center. Remove board and dowel rod cakes in areas where needed. Pipe tip 363 shell bottom borders in buttercream on all tiers.

Step 5

Roll out and cut fondant pieces for drapes: Cut 12 x 10 in. pieces for 8 in. cakes, 16 x 10 in. piece for 12 in. cake, 22 x 10 in. piece for 16 in. cake. (For easier handling, larger pieces can be made in two sections, and then joined.) Gently fold pieces and gather at each end. Brush back of drapes with water and attach to cakes.

Step 6

At reception, assemble cakes, arrange sprays in flower spikes. Insert flower spikes and position ornament.

Warning: Always place a separator plate on the cake before you position any figurine or ornament. This protects both the cake and your keepsake. For extra stability, secure your figurine to the plate with double-stick craft tape.

*Note: The top tier is often saved for the first anniversary. The number of servings given does not include the top tier.

Do you have everything you need to get started?
Supply List Techniques Used
Viewing Options
Detailed List Simple List



In Stock (ships in 1-2 business days)




In Stock (ships in 1-2 business days)


In Stock (ships in 1-2 business days)


In Stock (ships in 1-2 business days)


In Stock (ships in 1-2 business days)


In Stock (ships in 1-2 business days)


This item is currently not available.







Crystal-Clear Cake Divider Set ((10, 14, 16 in plates used))

The Shell is the most popular icing technique of all. It's the basis for many borders, fleurs de lis and more. Lift the tip only slightly when piping to avoid a bumpy look.

Dress up your cake to match the bride?s gown with the impressive Fondant Veil technique. The lush drape is formed using dowel rods to shape the pleats.

This may be your proudest moment with fondant! When you can handshape a rose this realistic using simple cut-out shapes, you?ll know fondant is the easiest icing for decorating a cake.

Item(s) added to the shopping cart!

View Shopping Cart Continue Shopping

Item(s) added to your Favorites!

View Favorites Continue Shopping
Romantic Ripples Cake is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was an absolutely beautiful finished cake.. The bride & groom I made this for were absolutely thrilled!!!
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply elegant and decorations are easy to make
Date published: 2011-05-12
  • y_2018, m_5, d_19, h_22
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.8
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_2
  • loc_en_US, sid_WLPROJ-4601, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_wilton