With bright purple and green dots, this cake is simple, yet striking. Using a special tip and a unique icing technique, this cake is easier than it looks, and is a great way to make a dessert that really stands out!
NEEDED: See the Supply List for items you can purchase here, plus our Buttercream Icing recipe. You will also need:
Your favorite cake recipe or mix (4-1/2 cups batter needed)
3 small mixing bowls
Cake base or turntable, 4 inches x at least 2 inches
Bake and cool cakes. Use your favorite cake recipe or mix to make 4-1/2 cups of batter. Bake and cool two 2-inch cake layers for a 4-inch high cake.
Make and tint icing. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Reserve 3/4 cup icing. With remaining icing, fill, stack and ice cake smooth. Use tip of spatula to ice swirl on top of cake, starting at center and moving outward towards edge of cake.
Divide reserved 3/4 cup icing equally among three bowls. Tint icing green, blue (combining Teal and Sky Blue) and purple (combining Violet, Rose, and Ivory).
Decorate cake. Place cake on cake circle and elevate on base.
Prepare decorating bag with tip 134. Add three tinted icings to bag in small amounts, marbleizing colors.
Hold bag so tip is in vertical position. Pipe one section of five dots at top of cake. Turn bag 180 degrees; pipe another section of five dots underneath the first. Turn bag 180 degrees again; pipe another section of five dots underneath the second. Continue piping rows of vertical dots, alternating between two positions, around entire cake.
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ConfusingVideo or photographic instruction would be so helpful on some of your cakes. The written instructions are confusing and difficult to visualize sometimes for us visual learners.
Date published: 2016-08-09
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Such a Disappointment!I had my doubts about this technique, but decided to trust Wilton and try it anyway. I colored my buttercream, separated the colors, added the colors to my decorating bag and marbelized them. The dots all came out the same color! I tried squeezing out a portion of the buttercream hoping the colors would sort themselves out, but no! All the dots were blue. I video showing this technique would be helpful.