2D Ocean Waves

In this tutorial you will learn how to make two different types of ocean waves on a cake - 2D & 3D.

By Decorated Treats
Decorated Treats

  • Ocean waves cutter
  • Satin Ice Fondant
  • Wilton Royal blue food color
  • Sugarcraft knife
  • Shortening
  • Ruler

Let's Get Started:

  • First task was to tint my fondant. Only very little coloring was required for the waves so I dipped a toothpick into the food color bottle and used only that to color my fondant.
  • Next was cutting out the waves. Like I mentioned earlier, I used the same cutter to produce two types of waves and it all depends on how the cutter is positioned on the fondant.


  • The first type I made were the rounded waves. I used these for the first tier of the cake. To make these waves, I rolled a long thin piece of fondant (making sure the width is as what I wanted it to be and the length enough to cover the sides of the cake) and placed the cutter with its bottom side upwards.


  • And then I pressed it into my fondant strip. Since the cutter in open ended and I wanted my ocean waves to be seamless, I simply lifted the cutter, and placed it next to the cut pattern so that the waves are cut seamlessly.


  • And then, using my ruler, I trimmed the bottom to make it even.


  • To attach the waves on the cake, I brushed the cake with some shortening and then carefully rolled the ocean waves loosely and unrolled it as I attach it to the sides of my cake. To make sure the pattern appears even all around the cake, when unrolling the waves towards the starting line, I adjust it so that the design overlaps consistently.


  • And then I used my sugar craft knife and cut the excess waves off.


  • Next were the ocean waves for the bottom tier. Again, I used the same cutter, but this time, with the pointed waves upwards and the rounded waves at the bottom (this essentially means placing the cutting in the opposite direction as compared to the earlier placement). And I used my ruler to guide the cutter so that I get the waves in a straight line and the width is consistent.


  • And I attached it to the cake the same way as I did for the earlier waves pattern.


For more fun and easy tutorials by Decorated Treats - click here

And to learn how to make 3D waves for this cake - click here

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