Birthday parties

Kids' birthday cake ideas: Paint drip

This paint drip cake is one of our easiest but most effective birthday cake ideas. All you need is cake, vanilla icing, and get tub icing.

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Materials:

  • three cake layers
  • vanilla icing
  • gel tube icing in assorted colours (as many or as few as you’d like)

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Directions:

1. Stack cake layers, spreading vanilla icing between each layer. Completely cover cake with more icing. Smooth tops and sides with a palette knife or spatula.

2013-11(November)Birthdays32. Squeeze gel icing on top of cake to make a colour wheel (each wedge should be a different colour). Squeeze icing down the top edge of cake to make “paint drippings.”

2013-11(November)Birthdays4A version of this article appeared in the November 2013 issue of Today’s Parent.

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