Ombre cakes, where colours fade into each other along a gradient of one or two shades, are one of the big trends at the moment in the cake world. This cake by Sweetapolita is simply stunning and so eye-catching.
Three colour shades were used to tint the buttercream – Americolour Sky Blue, Violet and Electric Purple. For an 8″ round cake, you need 800g of buttercream (400g icing sugar, 400g butter and 3 tblsp. milk and 1 tblsp. vanilla extract). Divide it into three bowls and tint in each colour. Rosie from Sweetapolita has very kindly made a video clip here of how to re-create the pastel swirl/watercolour effect.
You can add sprinkles if you wish, but honestly the cake doesn’t need any further decoration. It’s just beautiful in itself.
This cake idea works great in lots of other shades too, as you can see from the super-yum orange zest cake below. According to Rosie, just take your colour lead from the flavours of the cake itself and away you go!
Finally, we have Swedish blogger Linda Lomelino’s take on the pastel swirl cake in a pretty blue, pink and aqua combo from Call Me Cupcake.
For a tutorial on how to pipe an ombre “petal cake”, see our feature here: Piping Buttercream Petals/Scallops.
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