This cake was super fun to make. I used white, two shades of pink, and black buttercream to create the marble. I started with measuring out a sheet of acetate around the cake, drew a basic outline of how I wanted the fault line to sit, then proceeded to draw squiggles onto the acetate to create the pattern. ✧
Something I learned while doing this was that starting with white buttercream is almost fool proof (if you want a white marble base). I originally started with black and made a couple small strokes but it didn’t blend as well as I intended and looked like thick black marker strokes. On second try, I put down plenty of white lines, added the pink until all, if not most, of the space was filled, then used an offset spatula to smear the colours around. Using the edge of the spatula, I scraped small cervices within the buttercream and added the black so it’s not as harsh or heavy in the pattern. Then i smeared the buttercream again to blend the colours together. ✧
Using acetate is the easiest way to see the pattern while creating the design but parchment paper or wax paper work in a pinch.