The Techniques of a Caker - Watercolour Buttercream

I love a good buttercream cake - especially when working on a mid week cake that I still want to look pretty and taste amazing. 

This pretty blue watercolour cake was for the lovely Alex (check out her cute cake from last year here). Alex is the girlfriend of The Boy’s brother and is a lover of chocolate, especially Maltesers. I had been wanting to try out the watercolour buttercream for a while now and was so glad that I did. 

For the cake I chose a super dark and fudge chocolate cake from Sweetapolita and made up a batch of vanilla buttercream and smothered it with chunks of Malteser and filled the layers before coating the entire cake with a smooth vanilla buttercream. I then mixed shades of Alex’s favourite colour, blue and dabbed on splotches to the white buttercream. Next I used my scraper to ‘brush’ on the watercolour effect. I was really happy at how well the subtle effect turned out. 

To finish of the watercolour look, I striped a piping bag with some of the blue and white buttercream and piped stars on the top of the cake and finished it all off with a sprinkling of gold sugar sand. 

Happy birthday Alex X