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Man cuts top off plastic bottle and places in center of cake for brilliant decorating hack
This came out gorgeous. It's almost too pretty to eat. Almost. 🎂
Rebecca Reid
01.21.22

Making a cake? Grab a plastic bottle.

Trust us, you won’t be sorry.

You probably haven’t thought of using a plastic bottle to decorate a cake but the results are nothing short of stunning.

It may sound crazy but this creative technique for cake decorating is a definite winner.

A step-by-step video on how to make this delectable cake was shared by Cookrate Cakes. It has won over the internet with its super clever plastic bottle hack.

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Start with a cookie crumb base.

First, make your cookie base by using 10.6 oz. of crushed graham cracker or biscuit of your choice. Combine the crushed cookie with 5.3 oz. of melted butter.

Press the mixture into a 10 inch round baking pan.

Cut a plastic bottle in half and place it bottom side up in the middle of the crust.

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Combine the wet ingredients.

Next, heat 1.5 liters of milk, 4.23 oz. of vanilla pudding powder, and 7 oz. of sugar in a large pot until combined.

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Separate the pudding mixture into two bowls.

Add 5.3 oz. of dark chocolate to one vanilla pudding bowl. Stir the chocolate until completely melted.

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Now the real fun begins.

If you’ve ever wanted to know how to create impressive cake layers, you have found the right recipe.

Pour the vanilla cake batter over the plastic bottle end until it runs smoothly down the sides and on top of the cookie crust.

This process might be soothing, calming, and very satisfying. Enjoy.

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Now it’s time for the chocolate.

Once you succeed in creating a small flower design, grab your chocolate cake batter and repeat the step.

The flower pattern will continue to emerge as you alternate the batter flavors.

Warning…the beautiful layers of this cake might make you feel like a super talented baker, which you are.

This viral recipe is a keeper.

With over 2.8 million views online, this simple yet elegant cake will impress even the most discerning family member.

It’s up to you whether you explain the entire technique. It might be fun to just keep them guessing.

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Continue layering the cake batter.

At this point, you will be singing in your kitchen a sweet song about how amazing you are…just pour and sing…pour and sing.

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The finishing touches.

When your cake batter is almost gone, take the plastic bottle away. Pour the remaining batter in the middle, alternating the flavors.

It will look impressive at this point and you are now officially a genius.

Put the cake carefully into the fridge for at least 1 hour.

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Ready, SET, eat!

Once it has chilled in the fridge, it will be easy to slice. The beautiful marbling is a showstopper. Grab a plate, fork, and enjoy!

The full list of ingredients includes:

  • ground biscuits – 300 g (10.6 oz)
  • melted butter – 150 g (5.3 oz)
  • milk – 1.5 l (51 fl oz)
  • vanilla-flavored pudding powder – 120 g (4.23 oz)
  • sugar – 200 g (7 oz)
  • dark chocolate – 150 g (5.3 oz)
  • Tray with diameter 25 cm (10 in).
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YouTube screenshot - Cookrate Cakes

Check out the full, mesmerizing tutorial in the video below!

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By Rebecca Reid
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Rebecca Reid is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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