Layer icing

Baking with Attitude

Right, let’s talk technique. How many of you know what ombre icing is? In case you don’t, it is a technique used with buttercream (or any other kind of frosting) whereby you use your icing in different shades in order to create a gradual effect. You can find plenty of examples on the Internet, here are some. The most widespread form of ombre icing – which I read seems to be quite a big hit these days – involves piping small dots of icing on the cake side and then smearing them with either a palette or the back of a spoon, so as to obtain a drop-like effect. Very cool, I have to say, but extremely long winded and meticulous. In this post I wanted to show you how to use the same principle to obtain a stunning centrepiece and still obtain a well decorated cake.

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