What better way to celebrate a birthday or special occasion with a delicious looking fault line cake by Juliet Sear!
This cool effect works really well for so many themes, colourways and ideas! I’ve gone with pretty vanilla and rainbow sprinkles with some gold paint around the edge of the coating. You can adapt this and do chocolate with bright sprinkles, or even cool stuff like adding chocolate brownie crumbs to make a cracked earth effect, or sliced fruits or edible flowers – anything can be stuck into the band of buttercream, then covered over in the thicker layer so it appears as your cake is busting open to create a fault line, revealing the hidden goodness inside. This trend is here to stay!
Top tip! To get the cake nice and neat, it helps to place the cake layers on a cake drum the same size as the cakes themselves (20cm (8in) round in this case) as this will enable you to get a neater crumb coat as it gives you something to work against with your palette knife and side scraper. Ideally use a medium crank handled palette knife, and it you have one (not essential) a side scraper really helps to get a nice flat and smooth icing.