November 08, 2013

DIY: 3 layer ombré cake

You know that feeling you get when you don't know if something is going work out or turn into another Pinterest fail
I was like that all afternoon!

My sweet little girl Turns 3today.
Many of you will remember that normally I try and create a special cake to celebrate their special day.

This year is a little different as the birthday girl picked out her very own birthday cake.

We were perusing Pinterest and I stumbled on this beautiful cake.

The birthday girl loved it so I decides to brush off the Pinterest fail from the summer and try again.

Small problem, the pinner didn't post how to make this beautiful ombré cake!

Want to know how I made our own ombré cake?

I prefer homemade cakes but for the sake of time I used (2) boxes of white cake mix.
For the record One box will yield you approximately 4 1/2 cups of batter.
You will need 3 cake pans as well.

I used my "whisk kicker" to make blending easier and I Stated with the lightest shade.
Once it was the perfect colour I pulled out 3 cups of batter and filled our first cake pan.
I added more food colouring to darkened it and when it was perfect we removed 3 more cups of batter and filled the second pan.
Darken the batter one last time and fill your third pan.
Make sure to measure because I ended up with enough leftover batter to make 6 cupcakes too.

Here she is patiently Waiting for her "happy happy" cakes to come out of the oven.

After letting them cool for an hour I added a Crumb coat in between each of the three layers.

I would have left it white but the birthday girl decided to Decorate with an entire jar of sprinkles.

She wanted a "doc mcstuffins" cake so we accented the cake with some cute little figurines of chilly, lambie and stuffy"

Those first few moments were nerve wracking especially with a house full of family and friends!

I'm happy to say that not only did it work out and but I also did a happy dance in my kitchen!

See for yourself....

Not too shabby for a former member of the Pinterest fail club!
The cake was super moist and really delicious.
The Colours aren't as vibrant in picture but I'm extremely pleased with the results.
Now to sleep off this icing hangover...
Thankfully there is only one slice of cake left and it has the birthday girls name written all over it!


  1. Wow, that came out awesome! I've always wanted to do something like this, but never had the patience. Thanks for the step by step instruction, love it! Plus..purple is my favorite color ;)

  2. I just made a similar cake this weekend covered with sprinkles. I wish I would have thought to dye the inside... so pretty.

  3. What an awesome job you did on that! Beautiful!

  4. You did a super job!! It looks yummy!!! Glad your little girl liked it!!

  5. What a gorgeous cake! Well done! Love how your daughter decorated the cake.

  6. WOW...what an awesome cake.. you did a great job and I'm sooo gonna give this a try and make one for the next Birthday party.. my princess loves Purple...

  7. This looks super yummy! I can't wait to try it! My son's birthday is right around the corner! Whoo hoo!

  8. wow, you did a great job! I have never seen a purple cake, love the different shades!

  9. The cake turned out great. You did a fantastic job with something that is pretty hard.

  10. Happy birthday to your daughter! That cake turned out lovely! So creative, and a nice surprise for the guests, I'm sure! Love how the cake is covered in sprinkles, something my daughter would do, too :)

  11. This is beautiful! I think I am going to have to try this one!

  12. I really like how this turns out with the technique. I'll have to give it a go!

  13. How cute. Very nicely done. Glad it worked out for you!

  14. gorgeous ombre cake, lady!! nicely done :)

  15. Good job on the cake I know you feel very good that you were able to make your baby girl's dream come true.

  16. OMGosh that's such a pretty cake! Now I want to make one!

  17. yum!! Looks great! I'll have to make something like that with Christmas colors for my Christmas party.

  18. LOVE the purple layers so pretty!

  19. This is so cute I need to try this for my sisters birthday in a couple of weeks. Thanks for a great ideal.



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