How Do You Ice A Cake In 2 Colors Diagonally?

Decorating By LeckieAnne Updated 25 Feb 2010 , 3:08pm by Ixtli

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LeckieAnne Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 2:50am
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I thought I saw a tutorial or something somewhere but sure can't find it now. I'd like to do it in buttercream only (no fondant).

Kinda' like this one: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1556861

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Kitagrl Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 3:04am
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I would pipe the icing on exactly where you need it...and then smooth from there and use ribbon or whatever to cover the seam like in the above cake.

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LeckieAnne Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 3:09am
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Do you think if I freeze it a bit after putting on the first color, I'll be able to ice and smooth the 2nd color without totally trashing it? Sounds like a plan, but you know, my plans always sound good in my head! LOL

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LeckieAnne Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 3:11am
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Do you think if I freeze it a bit after putting on the first color, I'll be able to ice and smooth the 2nd color without totally trashing it? Sounds like a plan, but you know, my plans always sound good in my head! LOL

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Kitagrl Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 3:14am
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I probably wouldn't freeze it, just chill it for maybe an hour and it will be hard enough for you to ice the second color....

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LeckieAnne Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 3:17am
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Thanks! I'm gonna' give it a try this weekend -we'll see how it goes. I'm thinking it was some old wilton book that showed how to do it but I can't find it.

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LeckieAnne Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 4:35am
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Thanks! I'm gonna' give it a try this weekend -we'll see how it goes. I'm thinking it was some old wilton book that showed how to do it but I can't find it.

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CakeDiosa Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 4:48am
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Freeze it just enough to firm up first application of icing. Apply wax paper over the chilled icing to protect from over spread from second/top application of icing. Chill again. Pull off wax paper. Clean line.

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xiswtsawluiix Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 5:09am
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Genius ideas!

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LeckieAnne Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 5:46am
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Oooh - great idea! Thanks so much! (Hope this doesn't double post again - I don't know what's up with that!)

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Ixtli Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 3:08pm
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That's a great idea!

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