Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pink Ruffle Cake

Leave it to Martha to feature a simple 3-step "how-to" on the most perfectly iced cake I've ever seen.  Chances are, I wouldn't be able to replicate this gorgeous confectionary marvel with or without a tutorial, but I appreciate their assumption that I could.

Since this cake is obviously deserving of a setting that's comparably girly, I put together a few fantastic finds that would do our ruffles justice. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a pink-loving girly-girl, but there was just something about each of these items and photos that spoke to me!  The colors of the balloons and the pink depression glass are especially appealing.

Clockwise from top left:
Pink pom-pom decoration kit from Baby Favors & Things (7 for $19) or make your own with this tutorial from Martha Stewart
Candy favor bags designed by Amy Atlas
Cherry rock candy swizzle sticks from Oh Nuts! candy store ($.69 a piece)
Balloons from a Pretty in Pink theme party by Your Home Based Mom (tons of cute photos!)
Pink depression glass plates from teaforallreasons on Etsy via
Swirled meringue puffs from a dessert table by Amy Atlas
Pink depression glass candy dish at Weller Store ($25)
Pink plastic tumblers from Target's Spring '09 collection via Such Pretty Things ($2.49 each)
Screenprinted hydrangea invitations by Parrott Design Studio on Wedding Bee Pro
Mini string lanterns on Hometown Evolution Inc. ($15.95 for set of 10)
Photo of pink peonies via Twirl and Taste 
Pink sweetpea arrangement on tanakawho's photostream (via Flickr)


  1. This cake makes me ridiculously happy.

  2. I think you're doing the best blog ever, and I will bring more recipes because there are countless cake recipes; some are bread-like, some rich and elaborate and many are centuries old. 2j3j