As promised, in this video, I demonstrate a simple watercolor effect for your cake. This is one of my favorite finishes on a buttercream cake, because it adds some really pretty effects and it’s super simple to do!
I’ve used a watercolor effect several times and always receive compliments on the finished product – it’s simple to achieve and can be done with multiple colors or for a more elegant look, you can use different shades of the same color. Remember, it’s difficult to know exactly how the finished product will look, but as you use the technique more and more, you’ll get a better idea of how the colors will blend.
Most of the tools in this video are ones we’ve seen before, and I’m linking them here for your convenience:
- Bench Scraper
- Offset Spatula (I called it a palette knife in the video, I have no idea why!)
- Gel Food Color, I use all different brands, but I have a lot of Americolor, which works best, I think. I’ve linked to a great starter set.