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DIY PAINTED WATERCOLOUR CAKE

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We are so excited to share our latest DIY with you! We have had this project in the pipeline for a little while now but as we aren’t exactly master bakers we weren’t quite sure how it would turn out. Well we needn’t of worried because the whole process was so easy and lots of fun. I felt a bit like an artist creating my very own masterpiece!

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I have seen a few tutorials similar to this using alcohol or vodka mixed with the food colouring to create a more clean look but I really loved the thick texture created when using the buttercream icing. Although looking at it now, I would probably say it was more oil painting than watercolour. It looks cool nonetheless. You can also see a video of the DIY below, including step by step instructions. Right let’s dive straight in….


You will need:

-Butter Cream Icing (We used this basic recipe and doubled the quantities to makes sure we had enough to cover the whole cake!)

-Food Colouring

-New, good quality Paint Brushes

-A plain cake

Step 1: Cover your cake in a crumb coat and leave to dry for a few minutes. If you are not sure what that is, you can see a tutorial on how to do that here!

Step 2: In the meantime, place the remaining icing into several small bowls and mix a colour of your choice into each. Remember the more colouring you add the stronger the colour will appear.

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Step 3: Using new, good quality paint brush (or one you have dedicated just for food-use) begin to paint the cake with your different colours, using different strokes, in various shapes and directions. We used a separate paint brush for each colour, but you can also have a bowl of warm water near by to wash your brush in & paper towels to dry it off with, if you are limited to just one.

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Don’t worry too much if your colours run into one another, in fact I encourage it as this creates a realistic watercolour effect!

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I really loved how this turned out and the best thing is it totally customisable, you can have as much or as little colour as you like, the strokes can be a little more spaced out and it can pretty much be applied to almost any un-iced cake! It just makes icing cakes way more fun! How would you paint your cake?

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  1. Marianela Morreo Aoun

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