“If you can't make a black cake for Halloween, when can you? In this tutorial I have taken a few different techniques and thrown them together to form this striking striped fault line cake, coated in dramatic black for a glamorous take on the Halloween party table” - Zoe Burmester.
- When working with buttercream cakes in this way, remember the fridge is your best friend! I always chill the cake in between each step which makes it neater to work on as it avoids spreading any mess or blurring colours.
- If you don’t want to create a striped interior, simply give your cake a coat of pink buttercream for the first layer and go crazy with the sprinkles for an alternative and simpler fault line finish.
- In an effort to avoid the traditional orange and black I thought it would be fun to swap in hot pink, but by all means make this cake your own by swapping in lime, orange or purple and using your own choice of sprinkles.