Go Back
Multi Colored Frosting On Cake
Pin Recipe
Share on Facebook
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Multi Colored Frosting On Cake

Do you like rainbow desserts? Then you will love this multi-colored frosting on a cake. This amazing decorating trick is wonderful. The bright colors will surely look gorgeous on your cake. Besides, a rainbow frosting cake is ideal for birthday parties.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Multi Colored Frosting On Cake
Author: cakedecorist.com




  • In a mixing bowl, combine milk, vanilla extract, and salt. Afterward, stir the ingredients together to dissolve the salt, then set it aside.
  • After that, attach your stand mixer with a paddle attachment, then place the butter inside the bowl. And beat it at medium speed for two minutes until it becomes lighter in color and creamy. Next, scrape off the bowl's bottom and sides with a rubber spatula.
  • Afterward, add the milk mixture. Then, add the shortening. With that, make sure to use a splatter guard over the bowl to prevent splatters. You can also use a towel over the top of your mixer if the splatter guard is unavailable.
  • Then, make sure to set your mixer to low until the liquid begins to incorporate. And after that, turn it to medium for twenty to thirty seconds until every ingredient is smooth and combines well. Afterward, scrape down the bowl to properly combine.
  • After that, add the sugar to the mixing bowl. Ensure to do it at a steady flow on a small opening of the splatter guard or towel. Because of this, if all of the sugar incorporates well, scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl. Then, turn the speed of the mixer to medium-low for about thirty seconds to mix the frosting properly.
  • Equally, divide your frosting into six bowls. Then, add a different gel coloring into each bowl and mix well. In that process, you can add more if needed to achieve the desired color of your choice. Afterward, place each color of frosting into individual piping bags. After that, set the piping bags aside.
  • Next, take your stacked, crumb-coated, and chilled cake. And then place it into a turntable. After that, cut an opening for each piping bag with scissors. Afterward, cut the opening identically as possible.
  • Then, begin by piping layers of multi-colored frosting from the bottom of the cake. After covering the bottom of the cake, start piping on the top starting from the outside edge of the circle.
  • After that, smooth and spread the top and sides of the cake by using an offset spatula. In addition to that, you can use a bench scraper if you desire. Then, wipe the frosting off the spatula each time you use it to avoid the colors from mixing.
  • After smoothing the cake's frosting, you can pipe swirls on top of your cake. Likewise, you can add sprinkles. Then, chill your cake for an hour until the frosting is firm.
  • Lastly, take your chilled cake. Then, cut the cake and enjoy!


I recommend weighing the ingredients on a weighing scale or kitchen scale for accuracy and accurately making this recipe. Moreover, please refrain from using canned frosting or store-bought frosting for this recipe. The major reason is that it has a very soft consistency and does not pipe well. 
Additionally, for this recipe, I recommend using gel food coloring over liquid food coloring. For that reason, gel food coloring is more concentrated, giving you a more vibrant color than food coloring. Remember, you do not need a lot of gel food coloring. Also, keep in mind that a small amount can go a long way. Therefore, use a good quality of gel food coloring. 
Furthermore, you can make your cake ahead of time. Just make sure that you store your cake in an airtight cake container. And place it inside a fridge till you are ready to use it. In addition to that, you can use simple syrup on your cake to moisten them.
Want more recipes?Check out Our YouTube Channel!