Food & Recipes

How-To Video: This Watercolor Icing Effect Is Perfect For Baby Showers, Wedding Cakes or Any Spring Celebration

by Rose Marie Walano 3:00 AM, March 6, 2018

Aired March 6, 2018

If you want to make a cake that looks like an ocean, "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro's got your back!

The dessert maven came in to school us on the latest trends in cake-making, including how to make a watercolor cake, which boasts the ombre effect of waves in the sea.

Just look at this stunner:


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So how's it done? Essentially, Buddy takes his cake and three colors of icing (in this case, white, baby blue and turquoise). Once he applies the icing, he does so in alternating stripes, so that once he smooths it out, it has that "watercolor" finish.



Just call him Buddy Degas!

Watch him bring it to life in the video above!

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