Bella Cupcakes: How to make a ruffle flower Using your small ball tool, gently push into center of your ruffle flower. Transfer your ruffle flower onto your drying palette. At this stage I take my cocktail stick just play with edges a bit to create right look. Now leave to dry overnight + they will be ready to use on your cupcake. Pipe some buttercream onto your cupcake + place your ruffle flower off center. + there you have a gorgeous fondant ruffle flower cupcake.