Sunday, August 11, 2013

pink ombre rose cake


A friend of mine contacted me a couple months ago about making a pretty cake for her friend's baby shower, and of course I couldn't refuse!  We decided on a 6-inch pink ombre rose cake, where the inside would be pink ombre layers as well.  So I used my favorite vanilla cake recipe from Sweetapolita, and divided the batter into thirds.  One was colored a deep pink, the second a soft pink, and the third I left white.


Once the cake layers were baked and cooled, I made a small batch of freshly whipped cream for the filling.  Then I began assembling my cake - dark pink cake layer on the bottom, whipped cream, soft pink layer in the middle, more whipped cream, and then topped it with the white cake layer.  Then I whipped up a batch of cream cheese buttercream, and did a quick crumb coat over the entire cake.


I divided the remaining frosting into thirds and colored them to match the cake layers.  And then I was ready to start piping my roses!


This is one of my favorite cakes to make, as you can tell from all the past rose cakes that I've made - see links for my lavender rose cakewhite rose cake with red velvet and cheesecake insideorange pumpkin rose cake, and purple ombre rose cake - all done following this awesome tutorial from I Am Baker!


I hope the guest of honor liked her cake!!!

15 comments:

  1. Fantastic! Love to view your cake deco, please post more!

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    1. @Thea Ong - you're so sweet! thank you!

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  2. It really looks lovely - the colours are perfect. I haven't tried this with cream cheese frosting - I guess I was worried it wouldn't hold up to piping. But now I want to try it!

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    1. thanks @movita beaucoup ! and actually, next time i'm going to ask if the cake will be in an air-conditioned room, because my friend told me that the room got very hot and the cake started to melt at the end of the party!

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  3. Hi, wonder if you had shared the cream cheese buttercream recipe somewhere? Really love the smooth effect of your buttercream.

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    1. @Anonymous - you can actually find the recipe in my new book!
      http://amzn.to/1mEKwi2

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  4. The cake looks so nice, I like it!

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  5. What size cake pans did you use??

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    1. @Amber - for this cake i used 6-inch cake pans.

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  6. This is beautiful and I want to make it for my daughter's birthday party. But making it the day of is kinda risky. Would it hold up if I made in the day before and stuck it in the fridge?

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    1. @Kacie Kratzert - yes! i do that all the time. just make sure to a) keep the cake in a bakery box or cake box in the fridge, to keep out the odors from other things in the fridge, and b) let it come to room temp before serving. good luck! :)

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