Ruffle Cakes. Frill Cakes. Whatever you call them, I think we can all agree. They’re fabulous cakes! It’s hard to believe it, but we’ve been gushing over this incredible style of cake for several years now. Wisps of fondant so delicate and thin, they’re almost translucent. Gracefully encircling the cake in rows upon rows of beauty. Many, many gorgeous ruffle cakes have graced the pages of this blog. And today we have a spectacular new design from the lady who put fondant frills on the map. And inspired one of the most popular cake trends going. Yes, Maggie Austin is back today! Sharing a deeper, darker, richer spin on her signature frills. Shades of purple, red and blue are on display in this stunning Mottled Ombré Frills cake.
Maggie tells us more about her cake:
“This cake is inspired by Mark Rothko’s bold, graphic oil paintings. I wanted to find a way to bring together unusual colors in an unconventional way while still working with the fondant frills technique. Because the frills are paper-thin and fade from saturate to tint, they have an ethereal quality. But there’s also a bit of an edge, which appeals to me.”
Oh for the love of beautiful, fabulous frills. This cake is simply breathtaking!
If you’ve ever wondered how Maggie creates her exquisite frill cakes, now you can find out first hand. She’s teaching a class online at Craftsy and sharing all of her insider tips, tricks and techniques! I just watched Maggie’s class from beginning to end. And I must say that I’m inspired to make a cake covered in frills. I spend so much time blogging now, and not as much time baking and designing. But Maggie’s techniques are straightforward and definitely achievable. Plus her calm and encouraging demeanor is just what you want out of an instructor. If you haven’t already checked out, you can find her Fondant Frills class on Craftsy HERE.
A special thank you to Maggie Austin for sharing such a remarkable design with us! We’re always thrilled to have the Queen of Frills stop by!