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Easy Peacock Cake - Easy Marble Drip Icing

Easy Marble Drip Icing

Easy Marble Drip Icing is an easy cake decorating technique that gives your cakes the “WOW” factor. It’s as easy as whisk, drop & pour for AMAZING cakes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, icing, marble
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cake Prep- including freezing + Icing Drying Time 16 hours
Total Time 16 hours 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups


  • 1 prepared/baked, frosted & fondant covered cake
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tbsp corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6-10 drops food coloring for EACH color desired
  • 1/2 tsp edible disco dust – optional



  • Bake cake layers & then allow to cool.
  • Layer & frost the cake with a crumb coat of buttercream frosting & freeze.
  • Add fondant layer to the frozen, crumb-coated cake.
  • Allow the cake to come to room temperature before moving onto the glaze step of the decorating process.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil & then place a wire cooling rack on top of the lined pan.


  • Combine confectioners sugar, corn syrup, warm water & vanilla extract in a medium bowl & whisk well until smooth.
  • Add in drops of food coloring in a sporadic pattern – DO NOT MIX.
  • Place the fondant covered cake on top of the prepared cooling rack.
  • Pour the icing over the top of the cake, sprinkle with the disco dust (optiona& set it in a place where it can be undisturbed to dry overnight before serving.