Kick your crispy rice cereal treats up a notch with a little bit of icing! These Shades of Spring Rice Cereal Treats make great Easter or Mother’s Day treats. Use a spatula to “paint” your cereal treats with tinted icing and, in no time, you’ll have a dessert that looks and tastes amazing! You can see these treats and many more in the How to Decorate Cakes & Desserts kit, filled with lots of tutorials, inspiration and even a few must-have tools for cake decorating.
Prepare cereal treats. Use a spatula to “paint” your cereal treats with tinted icing and, in no time, you’ll have a dessert that looks and tastes amazing!
Tint Icing. Combine Rose and Sky Blue icing colors to get medium magenta color shown. Combine Rose and Violet icing colors to get light purple color shown. Combine Lemon Yellow and Golden Yellow icing colors to get bright yellow color shown. Combine Leaf Green and Lemon Yellow icing colors to get bright green color shown. Combine Teal and Sky Blue icing colors to get turquoise color shown. Prepare icing following recipe instructions. Tint ½ cup icing each medium magenta, light purple, bright yellow, bright green and turquoise using color combinations provided.
Decorate treats. Starting ½ in. from edge of treat, use tip of spatula to pull small amount tinted icing from edge to center of treat. Repeat on 2½ in. sides of treats, alternating colors.
A spatula can be used to add texture and pops of color to a cake. Begin with an iced cake. Prepare your color palette of tinted buttercreams before starting this project. Thin consistency icing is key to prevent too much dragging. Spatula painting can be used sparingly or to decorate a whole cake.