Monday, March 12, 2012

Ombre Cake

Hi, since this is my first post, I decided to post my latest project..... an Ombre Cake!

2 boxes of any white cake mix (I used french vanilla)
Eggs (Make the cake as the box tells you to)
Apple sauce ( 1 cup oil or butter = 1 cup apple sauce)
Gel food coloring of your choice
6 cake pans

8 cups powdered sugar
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup room temp. butter (1 stick)
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. Kosher salt
1/4 cup milk

First I started off by making the cake. I followed the box's instructions, and substituted apple sauce for the oil. Then I divided the cake batter by six, and put it into six bowls. Each bowl ended up with a little over 1 cup of batter. I then added the gel food coloring with a tooth pick, and mixed it, and I left one layer white. Then I sprayed the cake pans with baking spray, added the batter, and in the oven they went! They only took 20 minutes to bake, even though the box said it would take 30min. So, keep an eye on the cakes.

Here's a picture of the cakes after they came out of the oven

After they cooled, I wrapped them up, and let them sit over night.

In the morning, I leveled the cakes, and made the frosting.

To make the frosting, you first mix all of your wet ingredients and the salt, and then add powdered sugar two cups at a time. After it was done, I added some food coloring to it. Then I put a thin layer in between the cakes, and then I filled my piping bag, with a star tip, and made little flowers.

How easy was that?

Here's a picture of the cake after we cut it.

*You need to keep the cake in the fridge, because the frosting will melt if you don't.

Thanks for reading


  1. That Cake was sooo good! Im thinking about making one for my cousin when she visits Bartlett in the summer :)

  2. Thanks so much for your comment, Scifye64! I'm sure your cousin will love the cake! Thanks for visiting