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Watercolour cake turned fresco

watercolour cake

Watercolour cake. Photo by Jennifer Melo

My watercolour cake is inspired by Rosie’s most beautiful Pastel Swirl Cake over at Sweetapolita. For my cake, I used a thick-consistency buttercream and topped it with chocolate sprinkles. I had so much fun with it, I wanna try it again.

Thinner icing next time

Maybe next time I’ll use a thin-consistency icing and keep it more goopy as Rosie recommends in her video tutorial. The colours would probably blend more and the buttercream would be easier to work with.

I found that the buttercream crusted over fast so I had to work quickly. I kind of like the chalky appearance that makes it look a bit more like a fresco than a watercolour painting, don’tcha think?

Nature’s colour palette

My colour inspiration comes from nature. Blue for sky, yellow for sun and green for grass.

Inside, there’s a triple-layer, dense and moist marble cake with buttercream icing. Wanna see? Of course you do! Here it is.

marble layer cake

Inside my watercolour cake. Photo by Jennifer Melo

Also, check out my seven-second video clip to see its evolution.

What do you think? Should I try a redo and goop it up more? What colours do you recommend?

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