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Watercolor Wedding Cake With Basic Buttercream Frosting

This pastel ombre wedding cake design on styleweetca.com is classic and elegant, but easy to make. You make it by layering buttercream frosting tinted with food coloring together using a simple kitchen spatula. Because buttercream is not fussy, this watercolor wedding cake design is perfect for DIY cake beginners.

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Watercolor Wedding Cake With Basic Buttercream Frosting
Photo: Sweetapolita

Watercolor Wedding Cake With Basic Buttercream Frosting

You can find a video tutorial of this similar pastel swirl cake here. As you can see, topping a painted wedding cake with edible sprinkles is easy, and can be the perfect addition to your watercolor cake design.  

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Pastel Ombre Watercolor Wedding Cake With Fondant

If you have never used fondant before, this simple design is the perfect place to build your frosting skills. Erin fromEarnest Home also admits she is a fondant beginner, and shows the simple steps she used to make this classic beauty on her blog.

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Geometric Watercolor Painted Fondant Wedding Cakes
Photo: The Cake Blog

Geometric Watercolor Painted Fondant Wedding Cakes

Once you get confortable with fondant, you can use the medium to create geometric frosting designs on a separate sheet and cut them out before applying them to your cake. This cake from thecakeblog.com tutorial just features painted fondant strips applied vertically , but the effect is very sophisticated and modern.

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Geometric Watercolor Painted Fondant Wedding Cakes
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Geometric Watercolor Painted Fondant Wedding Cakes

Only slightly more complicated, but equally intriguing looking, is this modern watercolor wedding cake featuring blue ombre tiles cut from strips of fondant and reassembled with even spacing on the surface of the cake. You can use this frosting technique to create any geometric cake pattern you like, in your wedding colors.

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Floral Watercolor Wedding Cake Design

When you think of classic watercolor paintings, flowers often come to mind, and it is fun to capture the soft natural color variation of real flowers on a cake in food coloring paint. Using some of the same techniques as above, you can produce a dramatic and artful floral wedding cake with a few simple strokes of your brush. This cake artist shows how she used dark buttercream to outline the blooms for an even more dramatic effect.