How Do You Ice A Cake In 2 Colors Diagonally?

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

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.

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

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

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....

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.

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.

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.

hth!

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

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!)

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

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