Multi-Color Frosting Technique

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Chris from Kansas

This is more a technique than a recipe. I made this design for my daughter's birthday cake and I thought it looked really cute. You could use seasonal colors for Halloween, Christmas, etc. too.

Top Review by skraanycook

this is such a cute idea.. i used a flower shaped pan for a 70's groovy party theme.. though i think that a egg shaped pan for easter would be cute too... a tip for getting the frosting super smooth on top for writing.. plastic wrap and smooth with hands (or icing spreader) then pipe a border as usual.. (i used white. I tinted the icing with cool aid packets (and a few drops of water) it was like sweet tart icing.. the kids loved it! thanks Chris!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (16 ounce) can vanilla frosting
  • food coloring
  • candy sprinkles


  1. Divide frosting into four separate bowls.
  2. Tint one bowl pink using several drops of red food coloring.
  3. Repeat with green, blue and yellow food coloring and remaining frosting bowls.
  4. Drop spoonfuls of frosting randomly over top of cake.
  5. Starting at edges, carefully spread frosting to cover cake, being careful not to overlap colors or smear too much.
  6. Cover with sprinkles.

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