Optical Illusion Cake

Alternate black and white frosting for a cool optical illusion effect!
Alternate black and white frosting for a cool optical illusion effect!
Prep Time
2 hours
Total Time
2 hours 30 minutes
Complexity
Easy
Servings
8
  • 1. Build Cake & Frost
    20 minutes

    Build the cake with your cooled cake layers and about 3-4 cups of buttercream. Try to make the top and the sides as smooth as possible.

  • 2. Dye Frosting
    5-10 minutes

    Load the vanilla and chocolate buttercream into separate piping bags or Ziploc bags fitted with the piping tips.

  • 3. Pipe
    15-20 minutes

    Starting with the chocolate buttercream, pipe a dot about the size of a nickel on the bottom seam of the cake and drag the piping tip to the right to create a smear. Pipe a dot of the vanilla buttercream overlapping the smeared part of the chocolate buttercream, then repeat the process all the way around the cake. Once you finish the bottom row, pipe another dot of chocolate buttercream above and slightly to the right of one of the bottom chocolate dots and drag it to the left this time. Repeat until you make another row all the way around the cake.

  • 4. Pipe
    15-20 minutes

    Now repeat rows of “right piped” dots followed by rows of “left piped” dots until you reach the top of the cake.