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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’
Craftsy offer a full and even more importantly free step by step guide to create this also vibrant cake.
- 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
- Microwaveable glass bowl
Do you want to achieve that gorgeous vibrant pink? Try out Rainbow Dust Pro Gel Pink! Our favourite!
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
★ 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!
★ 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
★ 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
★ 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.
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