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.
Create a triple-layer 8" round cake. Pipe blue icing in between layers.
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.
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!
Smooth icing using a plastic scraper.
Tip: Your top layer is freshly cut so be extra careful of cake crumbs while smoothing.
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.
Pipe a gray straight border around the band border using Piping Tip #12.
Using Piping Tip #5, pipe cross hatches over the straight border.
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.
Apply the edible image to the top of the cake and gently smooth.
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!
Transfer the gel to a disposable piping bag. Cut off a half inch opening on the tip of the bag.
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.