Published On: Thu, Jul 16th, 2020

Terrazzo Cake Tutorial

Make this on-trend Terrazzo Cake using this step-by-step tutorial…

Try out the latest cake decorating trend with this easy Terrazzo Cake tutorial by Dani Brazier from Blue Door Bakery.

Terrazzo Cake

TO DECORATE

  • 15cm (6in) round cake
  • 700g (1lb 6oz) sugarpaste
  • 4 x 20g (¾oz) coloured sugarpaste for the terrazzo pieces
  • strand sprinkles (optional)
  • cornflour

EQUIPMENT

  • pizza cutter
  • rolling pin
  • cornflour
  • cake stand
  • two plastic food bags
  • cake smoother
  • ribbon

Crumb-coat the cake with buttercream, then pop it in the fridge for 45 minutes. You can visit Blue Door Bakery on YouTube for guidance.

Take the coloured pieces of sugarpaste and roll each of them out to 1-2mm thin. Using a pizza cutter, cut out random shapes and lay them in between two food bags to keep them soft.

Lightly dust a clean work surface with cornflour, then spread out the terrazzo pieces in a random pattern. You can also add a few sprinkle strands into this too for added texture, if you wish.

Take your cake out of the fridge and lightly spray it with water. Roll out the plain sugarpaste, ready to cover the cake.

When it’s approximately 5mm (¼in) thick, pick it up and flip it over, then place it on top of your terrazzo pieces. Continue to roll out just a couple more times.

Terrazzo Cake

Next, place this on top of your cake, making sure the terrazzo design is on top. Cover the cake, using your hands to gently smooth down the fondant. If any pieces fall out you can add these back in later.

Smooth with a cake smoother, then cut off any excess around the base.

Terrazzo Cake

Add any sugarpaste shapes or sprinkles which may have fallen out, then smooth the cake with a smoother again, to finish. Place the finished cake on a cake stand, then attach a ribbon, if you wish.

 

As featured in May 2020 issue of Baking Heaven Magazine

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