Dreamy Drip Cake

Saturday, September 3, 2016

For this cake I decided to combine 3 cake trends: Watercolor frosting, chocolate dripping and ombre cake layers! I've had so many trial and errors baking and decorating cakes over the years and I finally discovered a few tips that made cake-ing so much easier!

Here are some basic tips that will be a huge help when baking any kind of cake!

1. My first tip is to freeze your cake layers for 30 min-1 hour before doing the crumb coat, this will also make it SO much easier to trim off the domes of the cake layers if they didn't bake perfectly flat
2. Next you want to do the crumb coat and then refrigerate the cake so that when you put on the final buttercream it is chilled!
3. To get perfectly smooth sides, use a round board the same size as your cake layers (I used the bottom of the springform pan that I used to bake the layers) on top of your cake when frosting the sides so that the knife has something to hit against and keep it straight! This is a HUGE help in getting that professional look. 

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  1. Natalie, thanks so much for this post! I was looking all over for a cute small cake to bake for my future sister-in-law's bridal shower and this is exactly what I was thinking of. So beautiful!

    xo, Miranda

    1. I'm so glad! If you have any questions feel free to email me!