This Magical Icing Technique Gives the Cake a Holographic Appearance

By: Alyson Wyers - Dec 31, 2015
References: reddit & buzzfeed
Many people see the New Year as a chance to transform themselves, which makes this color-changing cake appropriate for any New Year's Eve party you might be hosting. Originally posted last month on CharlotteSometimes's YouTube channel, the colorful icing gives the dessert a mind-boggling and magical appearance.

According to Redditor reddituser97531, the effect is an optical illusion created by airbrushing the cake with different hues at opposite angles so that "each color is only in one side of the ridges." It is a trick many cake decorators use, but most people are probably not familiar with. It adds a level of sophistication and artistry to baked goods only trained professionals are likely able to duplicate.

The clever color-changing cake icing technique also makes it appropriate for futuristic themed festivities or even LGBTQ events. It