If you are looking for a fun and pretty way to decorate a cake, this marble drip cake is for you! Follow this decorating tutorial for and easy drip cake with a marble effect, and you’ll have a stunning cake in a matter of minutes!
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.
How to make an easy Marble Drip Cake – step by step
Bake a vanilla or chocolate cake in a standard 8″ round cake pan. Lightly frost the cakes before adding the fondant.
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, it 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.
Pour the icing over the top of the cake and watch it drip down the sides. It’s awesome to see the colors blend together and make such stunning patterns!
In about 30 minutes, your marble drip cake will harden and keep its shape!
A Marbelized Cake is an easy way to make a decorative cake for a special occasion.
This cake is perfect for any occasion, especially if you are short on time.
This is great for a birthday cake, and you can make it with the person’s favorite color, or how about a baby shower cake and you can do blue for a boy and pink for a girl!
Drip cake without chocolate
To make this marbelized cake as easy as possible, (and with the least mess!) opted to create the drip with icing.
There are a lot of chocolate drip cakes out there, but if they get too warm you have a mess on your hands! By making this with icing, was able to achieve the beautiful marble effect.
Cake decorating tools to make a marbleized cake
The great news is that you don’t have to be an expert cake decorator to make this show-stopping cake!
The only tool I would recommend is a fondant smoother so you can get the cake nice and smooth, you can pick these up fairly cheaply at most stores.
Top tips for decorating
- Make sure your cake has cooled to a warm temperature before decorating.
- Remember to place the cake on a rack over a cookie tray before pouring over the icing so you don’t end up in a mess!
- Finish decorating the cake with fresh fruit or edible flowers.
- For the marbling, try to stick to different shades of the same color. It will give the marble drip cake a marble look.
Be sure to check these other occasion cakes and decorating ideas
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If you have tried this marble drip icing recipe, please rate it and let me know how it turned out in the comments below!
Marble Drip Icing
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon corn syrup
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- food coloring
- Add all of the ingredients, except the food coloring, in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
- 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.
- Place the fondant cake on a cooling rack with a cookie sheet underneath.
- Pour the icing over the top and let it dry.