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Any tips on icing the side of a cake with two different colors?

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Just to mention, the other threads I found here relating to icing in 2 different colors referred to icing the top in one color and the then side in another. I'll be icing an 8 inch cake, but would like the bottom half of the side iced in white and then the top half of the same side along with the top of the cake to be in another color. I plan to drape fondant to hide where the two colors join, but will not cover the cake in fondant. I hope that made sense. I'm trying to achieve the concept in the top tier of this pic below that my sister found online (don't know who to credit, but it's beautiful) and make it for her birthday. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I usually ice & smooth my top first, then the sides and then find my edge so I'm wondering how to avoid bleeding when using the Viva method. Thank you kindly for your time.

 

Shay

 

post #2 of 12
Thread Starter 

Ooops...I never should have posted a picture my sister found online since it isn't one of my own. I cannot figure out how to delete the pic or edit the thread, so my apologies.

post #3 of 12

The easiest way to do that is to pipe the frosting colors on, with a large tip. It doesn't matter where on the cake the two colors meet (side or top of cake). Piping controls where the colors are placed easier than not using a tip.

 

Than you go back and smooth it, just as you would a cake with the same color through out. So long as the colors wrap around the cake instead of being vertical you'll be fine when you smooth. I don't use the paper towel method.......but I don't see how that would change things. If the paper towel picks up color than you need to use more towels so you don't accidently spread the colors.

post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thank you...I see what you are saying and I appreciate the input. Sounds good!

post #5 of 12

I'd ice the whole thing in the top color, then put it in the fridge to harden up. Then take it out, cut out a "mask" of waxed paper to cover the color on the top in the shape that you want to show up, and re-ice the bottom of the cake using the waxed paper mask to leave the top out of that. If that makes sense...That way you don't have to try to smooth out a shaped section of icing. Does that make sense?

post #6 of 12

I agree with the wax paper idea. I used that method once to create a hat box cake for my mom...So, I iced the whole cake in my chocolate buttercream, put cake in freezer for a while, then wrapped the bottom in waxed paper and iced my teal color icing...I am pretty sure I put back in freezer to firm up before I removed the wax paper. You can google or watch youtube videos on this method.

post #7 of 12
I swear I've done a demo on how to do this on my blog somewhere, I just can't find it. I did some gift box lids that way, too.
post #8 of 12
Always ask costumeczar... She knows everything! So amazing! I want to be her when I grow up. I think I spent an entire day reading every post on her blog once.
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Always ask costumeczar... She knows everything! So amazing! I want to be her when I grow up. I think I spent an entire day reading every post on her blog once.

Seriously, you guys need to stop because I'm as much of an idiot as anyone else.

post #10 of 12

i normally just base the whole cake in white and then  pipe the two different colour around the side of the cake then comb it that comes out really nice

post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 

Great suggestions...gonna search youtube some more. Thank you everyone!!!

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Just lost an hour to costumeczar's blog!
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