Ruffled Cake Banner.

Sweet Kate asked if I would participate in her ruffle event and of course I said yes. I loved the challenge! It was fun brainstorming project ideas and putting together this tutorial. If you're visiting today from Kate's blog, welcome! If you're a regular, make sure you hop on over to See Kate Sew. She's got some fun projects I'm sure you'll enjoy.


I decided a ruffle cake banner would be a fun little project to share for two reasons. 1. Parties are fun 2. Cake is delicious. Win win.

To begin, sew a simple basting stitch down the center of your fabric strip. My strip was 1.5"x15".


Then, tie the thread at one end of the fabric strip into a knot.


Flip the fabric strip over (to the end that hasn't been knotted), hold one of the two threads in your hand and gently pull, gathering the fabric. When the fabric is gathered to the desired length, tie the two loose threads together.


Use the threads to tie your ruffled fabric banner to two wooden skewers.


Bake a pretty cake, then stick in the wooden skewers. Or, if you're like me and haven't mastered the art that is BUTTER CREAM, find a great local patisserie. My pretty cake came from my friends at The Sisters Patisserie.


You have to know, as soon as I finished snapping photos the children and I dug into this confection and enjoyed every bite.


You can also customize your ruffled cake banner by adding a simple letter banner just below. I strung cardstock rounds onto bakers twine to create the "happy" banner. If this were a birthday cake, you could add the birthday boy/girls name, or their age. The possibilities are endless.

26 comments:

  1. this is so darling :) im really impressed with your icing abilities, i do not think i can ever make a cake that pretty! im sure your kiddos gobbled it up and just LOVED IT!

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  2. Great tutorial! I really love it! Thank you so much Danyelle!

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  3. Adorable. And the from the looks of that cake, I may have to make a trip to Mattawa...

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  4. So cute!! And that cake...it looks so yummy. Maybe I'll hitch a ride with Karen!

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  5. What a fun cake! And absolutely lovely pictures!

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  6. This is so cute! I'm not a cake person, but I might just have to try this just for the banner idea. I guess you could use this for a lot of differen things!

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  7. such a cute way to dress up a cake!

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  8. Cute. Just like chevrons, ruffles are also gradually growing on me. I've even bought a few items of clothing with ruffles! (gasp!) :)

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  9. Seriously Danyelle, you should be a stylist for Martha magazine! Is that a yellow ranunculus? ha ha ha Really you are amazing! You never cease to amaze me. The Garden Maiden

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  10. Adorable. By the way, my son's BF's mom was wearing Toms yesterday. I gasped and basically ripped the shoe off her foot to take a look at them in person. All.Because.Of.You! :-) Have you seen the pretty bridal ones with the sparkle? Oh so pretty...

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  11. Wow, styled so pretty. What a cute idea.

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  12. That is absolutely genius! So festive!

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  13. Love love love it! Such a simply lovely design...and so glad you enjoyed the cake! Thanks for including us :)

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  14. i love this so much i have to share it with the world- i'm putting it on the blog tomorrow with credit back to you. beautiful project!

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  15. This is SO darling! I continue to be more impressed by you! Wherever do you find such a lovely white background for taking pictures?

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  16. Hi! Just featured this cake banner as one of my favorites on my blog! I love the ruffled touch!

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  17. We featured your cake topper on Belle Bébés yesterday http://bit.ly/oHKZpd Lovely idea! :)

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  18. Hi Danyelle!
    I loVE this little banner and was wondering if you wouldn;t mid sharing where you got the fabric from. I have looked and looked and cannot find any quite like that. I'm guessing it is some sort of knit or jersey knit? I would really appreciate it! Thanks so much for the tutorial!
    -Jill
    jfd825@yahoo.com

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  19. I will try to create ruffled cake banner too using printed letterheads. Do you have other pictures of cake with banners?

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