Tutorial: Ruffle Flower

In this tutorial I want to show you how to make a fondant ruffle flower.  Ruffle flower accessories  are chic and fashionable and can even be made out of fondant.  They are a unique and clever way to accessorize a cupcake!

You will need a circle cutter.  I used a 2 inch round cutter to cut out 5 circles.  Roll out your fondant so that it is thin.

Working with one circle at a time, fold it in half but make sure it is dusted with cornstarch and that the edges are not sticking to each other.

Now fold in half gently once more and make sure that the edges are barely touching.

Repeat this process for the next four circles and set them aside to dry for a few minutes.  Tip: If you find that the edges are sticking to each other, place  cut up pieces of paper towel between them.  After the folded circles have firmed up a bit, assemble them so that the pointed corners are all touching.

To attatch the folded circles together,  I use a mixture of water and meringue powder, and brush it along the  corners.

After you have assembled your ruffle flower, let it rest for a while so that it hardens and firms up a bit.

You now have the perfect fondant ruffle flower to adorn your cupcake! 


  1. Noemi says:

    Love it, beautiful…….

  2. Beverley says:

    thank you for taking the time to do this tutorial, I think it’s perfect and can I use everyday fondant and not flower paste for these? xoxo

    • Tatiana says:

      Thank you Beverly! Yes, I use regular fondant and they come out just great!

  3. Savas says:

    Dear Tatiana,
    Thanks for creating time to make this tutorial. These are very very helpful for the beginners like me. Hope to see them more :)
    Love from Istanbul-Turkey

  4. Dessa says:

    Thank you! It helps me lot =)

  5. Nadine says:

    Hey there this look so pretty! Please could you tell me.. Do I have 
    To make these before hand let them dry then stick them to my cake 
    Or can I just arrange them as I make them ? Thanks very much Nadine xx

    • Tatiana says:

      You could definitely go straight into arranging them as you make them while skipping the drying step.

  6. lisa says:

    hi how did you make the ruffle on the cake ty

    • Tatiana says:

      The ruffle flower on the cake was made by cutting out several circles in different colors and sizes and using a thin rolling pin tool to frill the edges. The circles were stacked and adhered with sugar glue and I added some white pearl sprinkles to the center.

  7. lucy says:

    thank you, love it

  8. Emily North says:


    I am making these flowers for a wedding cake. How well do they hold up if you are attached them down the side of a cake? Would you just use water and meringue powder to attach it? 


    • Tatiana says:

      Hi Emily. These flowers could be used on the side of a cake, although I would suggest making them on the thinner side so that they are not too heavy and stay put when adhering with a little fondant glue. Water and meringue powder would work or water mixed with gumpaste.

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