Eats & DrinksDesserts

How to Create a Marble Drip Cake


We’re sharing a deliciously easy way to create a marble drip cake! Drip cakes can be so intimidating to make, but to be honest, they’re actually a fairly simple way to frost a cake! As long as you’re comfortable using fondant to cover the cake, the frosting part is easy peasy! Fondant isn’t difficult either, it just takes some strength and time to roll it out! We used a simple icing recipe and added a little corn syrup to keep some of the shine.

Knead and roll out the fondant to about 1/4 inch thick. Then place it over a lightly frosted cake. The reason you frost the cake is so the fondant will stick to it and hold. Frost all the way down the sides, top, etc.

Place the fondant on top and then smooth it out to remove any bumps, doesn’t have to be perfect!

Place a rack on a rimmed cookie sheet and place the cake on top. This way the frosting will fall beneath.

Make the frosting (recipe below) and add in drops of desired food coloring. Don’t stir it, it will marble as you pour. Since we love blue so much, we did different shades of it to create our marble effect.

In about 30 minutes, your marble drip cake will harden and keep its shape!

Marble Drip Icing
Measurements Ingredients
  • 3 cupspowdered sugar
  • 1 tablespooncorn syrup
  • 1/4 cupwarm water
  • 1/2 teaspoonalmond extract
  • foodcoloring
  1. Add all of the ingredients, except the food coloring, in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
  2. Add in drops of food coloring, or use a wooden popsicle stick to add drops of gel food coloring to the icing. Do not mix it. It will give it's own marbling effect when it's poured.
  3. Place the fondant cake on a cooling rack with a cookie sheet underneath.
  4. Pour the icing over the top and let it dry.
Next Story

DIY Valentine's Day Embroidery Wine Bags


Something charming to say?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


7 responses to How to Create a Marble Drip Cake

  1. […] Visit Sugar & Charm. […]

  2. […] on over to sugarandcharm for step by step […]

  3. February 1, 2017

    Wow – this is so beautiful! {And so is your rolling pin!}

    1. Eden
      February 3, 2017

      Thank you Natasha!!!

  4. […] This cake is super duper […]

  5. Karen Simon Peterson
    February 2, 2017

    Will this work over buttercream? We HATE fondant.

    1. Eden
      February 3, 2017

      We didn’t try buttercream, but maybe if you get the buttercream nice and cold it might work? I’m not sure!

Most recent posts

Sign up for the


Spamming is Never Charming