Droplets of rain-washed color stream down the sides of this classic square cake. Achieve perfect color control when you tint the icing in shades from olive green to pale smoke gray with the Color Right Performance Color System.
1. Tint ultra-concentrated color icing. Use Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formulas to tint icing in the following shades:
? Olive Green (formula 416): 1/4 cup icing + 12 BR + 3 B + 1 Y
? Soft Green (formula 441): 1/4 cup icing + 2 BR + 1 B + 1 Y
? Red (formula 499): 1/4 cup icing + 22 C + 10 R + 6 O + 5 B + 2 Y
? Pink (formula 693): 1/4 cup icing + 1 R + 1 C + 1 O + 1 BK
? Gray (formula 649): 1/4 cup icing + 1 BK
2. Mix ultra-concentrated color icing with white icing. For each color, stir 3 to 5 teaspoons of ultra-concentrated icing, separately, into 1/2 cup white icing to achieve shades needed.
Make layered cake. Bake and cool three 6 in. cake layers.
Tint icing following color formulas. Reserve remaining white icing.
Assemble and ice cake. Level, fill and stack layers for a 3-layer cake, 5 in. high. Use spatula and white icing to ice cake smooth. Run edge of spatula across cake to make ridges. Run fork against cake sides from bottom to top, three times on each side.
Use tip 2, cut disposable decorating bags and tinted icings to pipe sections of dots in various sizes over fork lines.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.