My daughter just recently celebrated her 8th birthday with this Ombre Cake. One thing I have always tried to do to make my kids birthdays special is to bake them their very own birthday cake. Now, this has not always happened. Sometimes they are happy with a store bought cake…and that is okay. But when I can, I always prefer to make them a good old fashioned homemade cake just like my mom did for us on our birthdays.
I am always on the search for the perfect birthday cake. So with the recent popularity of Ombre and my new found love of Rosette Cakes, I decided to make her an Ombre cake. And since my daughter loves the color pink…the choice was simple.
The cake is actually pretty easy to make in comparison to a lot of other cakes I have attempted. And the frosting rosettes are not too difficult if you have the right frosting tip and buttercream frosting recipe.
I used our favorite White Cake Recipe and separated the batter into three mixing bowls. I added one red of red food coloring to make the lightest pink cake layer and then added a couple more to the other layers to get the medium pink color and the dark pink color. Then I baked the pink batter in three different 8-inch, round baking pans by following the directions on the recipe.
To see how I made the frosting rosettes you can find that information on my Neapolitan Rosette Cake post. For the Buttercream Frosting I used you can find that link to I am Baker where I got the recipe, on the same Rosette Cake post.
And since I know many of you will ask…the milk bottle is simply a Starbucks bottle. I used some to make these Labeled Bath Jars and saved a couple for fun drink bottles.
The cake tastes pretty darn good. Who doesn’t love a good birthday cake? What do you do at your house to make the birthday girl/boy feel special?
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