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Blue tie-dye frosting dripping from the side of cake
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Marble Drip Icing

An easy and pretty cake decorating technique
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 large cake
Calories: 1468kcal
Author: Eden


  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • food coloring gel or drops


  • Cover a round cake in fondant.
    Laying out fondant on a cake
  • 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.
    Food color dripped on fondant covered cake
  • Place the fondant cake on a cooling rack with a cookie sheet underneath.
    White fondant cake
  • Pour the icing over the top and let it dry.
    Blue marble icing dripping off of cake


Nutritional values are based on the whole recipe.
Use any colors of food coloring you like. 


Calories: 1468kcal | Carbohydrates: 376g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 24mg | Sugar: 369g | Iron: 0.2mg