What kind of cake are you making? If it's a yellow or white cake, you could camouflage your batter as well. Make a little of your batter chocolate, a little green, drop some orange food color into the yellow/white batter, add the chocolate and green in globs all over the batter, and swirl to marble. It's really neat, and quite a surprise when the cake is cut. I love it!!
Good luck with your cake!
I started off piping an outline of one color and then zigzagging back and forth to fill it in. That took FOREVER!!! After I did about 5 of those type of sections, I said forget that ! I started using a glob of icing on a small elbow spatula and spackling it on in sections, but always keeping it touching. So that means I was picking up a different color each time.
I let that crust a bit and then smoothed it all over with a Viva towel and a roller on top, but had to use my hands around the base since I had carved it. The colors came together perfectly! The edges were seamless and there weren't any "worm lines" from the piped sections like I feared.
It was very time consuming, but the end result was great. Can't wait to see yours!
I'll try to dig up a picture of mine N8sMom
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