How-To Make a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Drip Cake

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles PhotoCake® Edible Cake Image, 7.5" (sku: 8412)
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles PhotoCake® Edible Cake Image, 7.5"
    $5.99
  • Premium Gel Colors, Sky Blue (sku: 9526)
    Premium Gel Colors, Sky Blue
    $6.99
  • Premium Gel Colors, Black (sku: 9524)
    Premium Gel Colors, Black
    $7.99
  • Premium Gel Colors, Whitener (sku: 9511)
    Premium Gel Colors, Whitener
    $9.99
  • Premium Gel Colors, Neon Green (sku: 9640)
    Premium Gel Colors, Neon Green
    $6.49
  • Clear Piping Gel, Vanilla - 5 Lb. (sku: 5305)
    Clear Piping Gel, Vanilla - 5 Lb.
    $15.99
  • Stainless Steel 2 1/4"W Cake Icer Decorating Tip #790 (sku: 11080)
    Stainless Steel 2 1/4"W Cake Icer Decorating Tip #790
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  • Basket Weave Decorating Tip #897 - 2 Pk (sku: 10987)
    Basket Weave Decorating Tip #897 - 2 Pk
    $4.89
  • Piping Decorating Tip # 12 - 5 Pk (sku: 10988)
    Piping Decorating Tip # 12 - 5 Pk
    $4.89
  • Piping Decorating Tip #5 - 5 Pk (sku: 11027)
    Piping Decorating Tip #5 - 5 Pk
    $4.49
  • Piping Decorating Tip #6 - 5 Pk (sku: 11028)
    Piping Decorating Tip #6 - 5 Pk
    $4.89
  • Dexter®/Russel® Economy 12" Cake Knife (sku: 6808)
    Dexter®/Russel® Economy 12" Cake Knife
    $13.99
  • Disposable Pastry Bags, 18" (sku: 13591)
    Disposable Pastry Bags, 18"
    $22.99

Let it DRIP

Gear up with this slimy drip cake and go full Turtle Power at your next birthday party. This triple-layer scene stealer is angled to show off the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles PhotoCake® Edible Cake Image to all your lucky guests. Not sure how to tackle the drip technique? We broke it down for you in this handy step-by-step tutorial. 

How-To Make a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Drip Cake

What You’ll Need

  • Triple-Layer 8" Round Cake
  • 7 Cups Blue Icing
  • 1 Cup Gray Icing
  • 1/2 Cup White Icing
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 7.5" PhotoCake® Edible Cake Image
  • Sky Blue Premium Gel Color
  • Black Premium Gel Color
  • Whitener Premium Gel Color
  • Neon Green Premium Gel Color
  • Vanilla Clear Piping Gel
  • Cake Icer Decorating Tip #790
  • Basket Weave Decorating Tip #897
  • Piping Decorating Tip #12
  • Piping Decorating Tip #5
  • Piping Decorating Tip #6
  • Serrated Cake Knife
  • Disposable Pastry Bags
  • Plastic Icing Scraper
  • Step 1

    Create a triple-layer 8" round cake. Pipe blue icing in between layers. 

  • Step 2

    Using a serrated cake knife, trim the top layer at an angle.

    Tip: Start at the back of your cake and slowly move to the front in a downward motion to get a nice and even slope. 

  • Step 3

    Base ice entire cake blue.

    Tip: Even though your top layer is at an angle, make sure you pipe enough icing to cover all sides of the cake. The more, the better!

  • Step 4

    Smooth icing using a plastic scraper.

    Tip: Your top layer is freshly cut so be extra careful of cake crumbs while smoothing.

  • Step 5

    Using Piping Tip #897, pipe a gray band border around the base of the cake.

    Tip: To create the gray color, mix a couple dots of Black Premium Gel Color into white icing.  

  • Step 6

    Pipe a gray straight border around the band border using Piping Tip #12. 

  • Step 7

    Using Piping Tip #5, pipe cross hatches over the straight border. 

  • Step 8

    Peel the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles PhotoCake Edible Cake Image off the backing. Flip over and pipe white icing directly onto the back with Piping Tip #6. Carefully smooth with a spatula.

    Tip: Adding a layer of white icing to the back of the edible image prevents the blue icing from bleeding through. 

  • Step 9

    Apply the edible image to the top of the cake and gently smooth. 

  • Step 10

    Scoop 1/2 cup of Clear Piping Gel into a separate bowl. Add about 4 dots of Whitener Premium Gel Color followed by 3 or so dots of Neon Green Premium Gel Color. 

    Tip: For a deeper green, add more neon green coloring. For a lighter hue, add less! 

  • Step 11

    Transfer the gel to a disposable piping bag. Cut off a half inch opening on the tip of the bag.

     

  • Step 12

    Pipe green gel around the top edge and let the icing drip down the sides of the cake. For a longer drip, pipe additional gel on the sides and top.

    Tip: Be patient! Your gel will continue to drip for about 20 minutes. 

Supplies

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles PhotoCake® Edible Cake Image, 7.5" (sku: 8412)
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles PhotoCake® Edible Cake Image, 7.5"
      $5.99
    Premium Gel Colors, Sky Blue (sku: 9526)
    • Premium Gel Colors, Sky Blue
      $6.99
    Premium Gel Colors, Black (sku: 9524)
    • Premium Gel Colors, Black
      $7.99
    Premium Gel Colors, Whitener (sku: 9511)
    • Premium Gel Colors, Whitener
      $9.99
    Premium Gel Colors, Neon Green (sku: 9640)
    • Premium Gel Colors, Neon Green
      $6.49
    Clear Piping Gel, Vanilla - 5 Lb. (sku: 5305)
    • Clear Piping Gel, Vanilla - 5 Lb.
      $15.99
    Stainless Steel 2 1/4"W Cake Icer Decorating Tip #790 (sku: 11080)
    • Stainless Steel 2 1/4"W Cake Icer Decorating Tip #790
      $4.89
    Basket Weave Decorating Tip #897 - 2 Pk (sku: 10987)
    • Basket Weave Decorating Tip #897 - 2 Pk
      $4.89
    Piping Decorating Tip # 12 - 5 Pk (sku: 10988)
    • Piping Decorating Tip # 12 - 5 Pk
      $4.89
    Piping Decorating Tip #5 - 5 Pk (sku: 11027)
    • Piping Decorating Tip #5 - 5 Pk
      $4.49
    Piping Decorating Tip #6 - 5 Pk (sku: 11028)
    • Piping Decorating Tip #6 - 5 Pk
      $4.89
    Dexter®/Russel® Economy 12" Cake Knife (sku: 6808)
    • Dexter®/Russel® Economy 12" Cake Knife
      $13.99
    Disposable Pastry Bags, 18" (sku: 13591)
    • Disposable Pastry Bags, 18"
      $22.99