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Zigzag Ombre Cake!

This cake makes feeling blue a good thing! Serve at a baby shower, birthday or Father?s Day. Use Wilton Decorating Tip 1M and five shades of blue icing to easily create the ombre!
Makes: Cake serves 12.
Skill Level: Difficult

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Step 1

Make cake. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cake. Cake is three-layers, 5 in. high (trim one layer to 1 in.). Place on a foil-wrapped cake circle.

Step 2

Ice cake. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint five shades of blue; reserve some white. Use spatula to ice cake smooth.

Step 3

Decorate cake. Use tip 1M and tinted icing to pipe three zigzags in each shade on cake side, starting from darkest shade to lightest shade.

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16 x 3 in. Round Pan

8 in. Cake Circles

Fanci-Foil Wrap

food-safe scissors


12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

The Zigzag is a popular way to fill in outlined areas, perfect for ribbed sweater and cuff effects. You can also use tight zigzags to cover the entire side of your cake?they look great!

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