Wowing your guests is easy when you make this Metallic Drip Cake using luster dust! You can pay someone to make a cake or you could just impress everyone with your mad cake baking skills. And don’t worry because absolutely no special cake baking skills are needed to make this amazing cake!
There are some really cool cakes that you can make out there, but a Metallic Drip Cake? It’s literally the icing on the cake.
With this cake, there is also a lot of versatility! You can make the cake using the colors we’ve suggested or you can make the cake how you’d like it.
This means you can easily use this drip cake tutorial to match birthdays or holidays. A Drip Cake is also highly requested because it just looks cool!
Once you make one of these cakes, you’ll find out just how hooked you become on making them.
Ingredients Needed to Make a Drip Cake
While the cake isn’t hard to make at all, we think you’re going to be surprised at how easy it is to make the drip icing for this cake! For this cake…
You will need…
Baked Cake: Of course, we suggest using our recipe for an easy vanilla cake! This recipe is so simple, anyone can make it!
Buttercream Frosting: For this cake, you’ll also want to use the buttercream frosting that we make and use for a lot of our cakes! Don’t worry, it’s foolproof.
Luxe Dust: Peony: Right in our online store, we have the Luxe Dust in Peony that you’ll need for this cake. This color turns out gorgeous every time. Get access to other awesome Luxe dust products here. For this recipe, you’ll need 1/2 teaspoon.
Powdered Sugar: For this recipe, you’re going to need around 3 teaspoons, and you can add an extra ¼ teaspoon if needed.
Lemon Extract: We love adding in the lemon extract to cakes because it truly helps manipulate the frosting to make it thinner when needed. We always start with 1 teaspoon and add more as needed for consistency.
Small Bowl: To help mix everything together, you’ll need a small bowl.
Metal Spoon: The frosting can’t drip without a metal spoon!
Sprinkles: Glam Rock: To help put the final touches on the cake, you’ll need sprinkles, Glam Rock edition.
How to Make Luster Dust Drip Icing
Don’t be intimidated by this step! Making the drip frosting is simple.
Step 1: Make the frosting.
Add powdered sugar to a small bowl, mix with lemon extract until the sugar is dissolved.
Step 2: Mix everything well.
Add Luxe dust and mix well, until the consistency is similar to paint.
Step 3: Add in more lemon extract (if needed).
The luxe dust mixture will dry up over time, continue to add lemon extract when needed.
Step 4: Play with the drip frosting to get the result you want.
For a thicker drip, add more powdered sugar (1/4 teaspoon at a time). If the drip needs more liquid, add a few drops of lemon extract. The mixture should easily drip down the side of the cake.
Tasting Tip: If you don’t love lemon extract or just need an option in a pinch: Vegetable Oil also works. 1:1 ratio to luster dust works flawlessly.
How to Make a Drip Cake
You’re about to find out just how easy it is to make a drip cake! The next time you need a cake that looks fancy but doesn’t take a lot of time, use this recipe. You can also check out this tutorial on this chocolate drip cake!
Step 1: Bake your cake base.
For this part of the recipe, we recommend using our easy cake base recipe! This is a wonderful cake that’s baked from scratch and it just turns out delicious every single time. Check out this drip cake tutorial.
Step 2: Stack and frost your layers.
Stack and layer a cake with buttercream frosting. Once you do the layering, you’ll want to refrigerate the cake 30 minutes!
Step 3: Make the luster dust drip frosting.
Add powdered sugar to a small bowl, and mix with lemon extract until the sugar is dissolved. Add Luxe dust and mix well, until the consistency is similar to the paint. This step is so easy and fun!
Step 4: Add small drips to the side of the cake.
You are going to have a blast adding drips to the side of the cake. Using a spoon, add small drips to the side of the cake.
Step 5: Finish up the cake.
During the last step of this cake, you can add more sprinkles or whatever other decor you’d like. Make sure you put it back in the fridge, so that the cake and frosting can set completely.
Metallic Drip Cake: FAQs
Here are some questions we’ve been asked about this really cool Metallic Drip Cake!
How many servings does this cake make?
This cake makes 12 servings!
About how long does it take to make this cake?
From start to finish, you’re looking at about an hour to make this cake, minus the baking of the actual cake.
How long should I refrigerate the cake after putting the drip icing on it?
After you’ve put the drip icing on the cake, put it in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes or until everything is nice and firm and set!
What kind of sprinkles can I add to this cake?
You can add any kind of sprinkles you’d like to the drip cake. Check out this variety of sprinkles right from our shop!
Did you enjoy this metallic dip cake using luster dust?
This has to be one of the coolest cakes we have on the blog. You can literally make this cake for birthdays, holidays, or any other special occasion. Here is an idea roundup. You can even make this cake for no reason at all! If you enjoyed this cake, please leave us a comment below. You can view ALL the cakes on our blog right here.
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