How To Make a Drip Cake

…and everything else you need to know.

I’ve been busy, researching the best ways to create the ultimate drip cake and I’ve found some really interesting information for you guys. The plan is for me to write it all down in one place for you!

I have found the best free tutorials, top cakey tips and fan share inspiration. I’ll also recommend the products you can use to achieve the very best results.

This video is by Rosie’s Dessert Spot and gives you a really good idea how to get started with your drip cake.

The blog that I’d also highly recommend is Craftsy’s ‘How To Make a Trendy Drip Cake’

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Craftsy offer a full and even more importantly free step by step guide to create this also vibrant cake.

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Chilled buttercream, ganache or fondant covered cake (The chilled part is important! Keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to add the glaze drip)
  • Heavy cream (aka whipping or double cream)
  • Tempered chocolate or confectionery coating
  • Gel or paste food colouring (appropriate for use with chocolate)
  • Angled palette knife
  • Tablespoon
  • Microwaveable glass bowl
  • Spatula

Do you want to achieve that gorgeous vibrant pink? Try out Rainbow Dust Pro Gel Pink! Our favourite!

Pink Day Inspiration

OK, so we’ve mastered the cake, we have a step by step… do you want to try and create a glaze drip? We’ve got you covered with this helpful video recipe from Cupcake Savvy Kitchen. Their youtube channel has loads of great, free video tutorials on it!

TOP TIP: Worried about your buttercream melting? Add a small amount of Meri-White to the mix, this helps firm the buttercream slightly, whilst keeping it light and fluffy… no sticky mess! This same technique goes for all buttercream cakes including cupcakes!

Finally lets get some Drip Cake Eye Candy on the go with some of our lovely customer shares!

We have share days on our Party Animal Online Facebook Page on Monday’s and Friday’s if you want to share any of your creations with us 🙂

Drip Cake Inspiration

★ FAN SHARE ★ Now how about this for a drip cake!! This is Wendy Palmer’s first ever drip cake and I think it is amazing!! I could tuck into a piece of that right now! Chocolate heaven!

Drip Cake Inspiration

★ FAN SHARE ★ Leaza McLaughlin has shared her tasty looking Wedding Anniversary Cake with us!
“Simple buttercream and ganache drip cake for my wedding anniversary 💍🍾. Ganache coloured with Sugarflair pink paste.” Happy Wedding Anniversary and what better way to spend it than eating cake

How To Make A Drip Cake

★ FAN SHARE ★ Mmmmm I could eat a huge slice of this right now! This delicious cake has been shared with us by Katy Chanter “Made this yummy chocolate orange drip cake. Gorgeous progel orange from your good selves.” Thanks for shopping and sharing with us Katy 

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★ FAN SHARE ★ “This was 9″ high. No dowels as the choccy is hard in this weather” posted by Cathy Taylor.

We recommend always using dowels if you are using buttercream or ganache and especially in warm weather. It will save the chance of a complete hair pulling disaster!

If you like the metallic cake finish on Cathy’s cake I recommend reading our Metallic Cake Finish Blog!

Did you know you can also make drip cakes using just Colour Melts? Read our blog Melt and Create to find out more about them.

Melt and Create

Thanks for reading and following our blogs… feel free to write any suggestions for helpful articles in the comments below.

Pink Cake Inspiration

Pink Cake Inspiration

So today is Pink Day and we are here to inspire you with some gorgeous Pink Cake designs.

Pink Day Inspiration

 

I love that we have a day for everything! Pinks are really fashionable right now, whether it is blush pink, dusky pink or fuchsia pink!

Did you know that 23rd June welcomes and celebrated National Pink Day!?… well you do now.

Here’s some super pretty pink cakes to inspire you…

Pink Day Inspiration

This gorgeous striped Pink Cake was found on The Cake Blog

 

Pink Day Inspiration
Mon Cheri Bridals

I still love the look of naked cakes! They just look so elegant, I love this idea of a partial naked cake with pink details and flowers. Stunning. Thanks to Mon Cheri Bridals for sharing this with the world.

By MakeMyCake
By MakeMyCake

This hot pink two tiered cake by Makemycake is stunning! Beautiful details and blossoms! You can achieve this colour with Sugarflair Fuchsia Food Colour Paste!

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By Peggy Porschen

Peggy Porschen has such fantastic talent! Just look at those pink edible Peonies cascading down this stunning masterpiece.

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Now this is a real girly Christening cake! Our lovely customer & fan Mary Quin shared this beauty with us on our Facebook Page!

Pink Day Inspiration
By Dorta Mifa

Handpainted cakes are huge! I love the colour combo on this one created by Dorta Mifa

By Bubble & Sweet
By Bubble & Sweet

This is a blog I came across a few years back on Bubble & Sweet! They used our edible gems to encrust the edible crown! LOVE! The blog is full of loads of really great articles & tutorials.

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I’m not sure who the artists is but I stumbled across this on Cakes Decor, so many talented folks on there! Serious Pink Cake Inspiration!

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Macarons and Cakes! Errrrr yes please! Pink can be accompanied well and Juniper Cakery show this off with a gorgeous leafy green on this 2 tiered stacked part naked cake.

Some of my favourite pinks available in food colouring on the market are by Rainbow Dust & Sugarflair and of course are all available in our Online Shop as well as loads of other cakey goodies.

Pink Day Inspiration

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I’ve been looking around to find some of my favourite Butterfly Cake Designs and these are just 10 that I fell in love with!

To see more than 10 beautiful butterfly cakes you can check out our Pinterest Board ‘Butterfly Cakes’ that I’ve been collecting new #CakeInspiration on!

All the links to those wonderful cake artists that created these stunning cakes can be found through our Pinterest Board.

1: Fantasy Butterfly Inspiration with airbrush details.10 butterfly cakes

2: Violet, Lilacs and Lavenders… beautiful 4 tiered stacked cake creation.10 butterfly cakes

3: Vibrant Butterflies and Polka Dots…10 butterfly cakes

4: Stained Glass Butterflies.10 butterfly cakes

5: Handpainted Butterfly Cake with brush embroidery detail.10 butterfly cakes

6: The 3D Butterfly effect. I love the decoupage used to create the feel of movement within this pretty cake.10 butterfly cakes

7:  The Elaborate Butterfly Cake… 10 butterfly cakes

8: Simple and whimsical. 10 butterfly cakes

9: Silhouette and Airbrushed.10 butterfly cakes

10: Rainbow Butterfly Cake… Rainbows and Butterflies, you cannot go wrong with that combo! 10 butterfly cakes

Butterfly Cakes can be used for so many occasions especially around the Spring & Summer seasons. Think gorgeous tiered Wedding Cakes, Anniversaries or elaborate Birthday Cakes and there is so much now available to help you accomplish your design ideas.

Check out our tutorial on how to make a Lacy Butterfly Cake Toppers too!

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