Black & Ivory Ruffle Cake

Happy Monday!  We’re kicking off the week with a cake that is nothing short of dreamy.  There’s something so sophisticated and refined about a classic color combination like black and ivory.  So when you add in a touch of shimmering gold and an abundance of flowing ruffles, you’ve got sweet perfection.  Inspired by a wedding dress, today’s cake is ready to waltz down the aisle.  You’re seriously going to love this one!  I mean, LOVE!  With its rows upon rows of scalloped ruffles, elegant black sash and antique brooch… it is just too fabulous.  Join me in swooning over another gorgeous creation by Erin Gardner, owner of Wild Orchid Baking Company in Dover, NH.

Black & Ivory Ruffle Cake by Wild Orchid Baking Co  |

Erin of Wild Orchid Baking Company gives us the scoop on her design:

“This cake is definitely wedding dress inspired from top to bottom – or head to toe!  The cake is 4 square tiers with the top two covered in smooth ivory fondant, and the bottom two tiers covered in hand cut ruffles.”

Black & Ivory Ruffle Cake by Wild Orchid Baking Co  |

Erin of Wild Orchid Baking Company shares her techniques:

“The ruffles were made by cutting circles out of fondant, then cutting the circles in half. I then gathered the circle along the straight edge to create one ruffle. The top of the cake is finished with a black fondant sash and bow. At the center of the bow is a tiny ruffled fondant brooch. The edges of the brooch and the top tier of ruffles are brushed with a little bit of gold for a touch of shimmer.”

Black & Ivory Ruffle Cake by Wild Orchid Baking Co  |

Black & Ivory Ruffle Cake by Wild Orchid Baking Co  |

Oh my goodness, are you loving this or what?  This cake is so crazy gorgeous….  I’m not sure if I want to eat it or wear it!  The little touches of gold add just the right amount of gleam.  And the two tiers of ruffled swags are enough to make a girl giddy.  Simply incredible!

A special thank you to Erin at Wild Orchid Baking Company for sharing her stunning Black & Ivory Ruffle Cake with us today.  It’s a fabulous start to our new week!

Cake:  Wild Orchid Baking Company
Photography:  Mark Davidson Photography

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


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    Lisa Ribeiro says

    Hi just wanted to know how did you make your ruffle to make it for my daughtets 13 th birthday tys

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