I am no baker by any means, but for my children’s birthdays my inner Betty Crocker seems to come out. For each of their birthdays, I make it a project of mine to bake them a theme cake along with cupcakes. For Gemma’s first birthday, we didn’t really have a theme other than pink so I decided to bake her a Pink Ombré cake. I had no idea what I was getting myself into or what it actually entailed but with a little help from Pinterest, I managed to bake a 6 layer cake, each layer a different shade of pink, and decked the sides of it with rainbow nonpareils (sprinkles). Here is the finished result. and the inside…(I so wish I took a better picture)
Although I prefer to actually make the batter from scratch, I wasn’t sure exactly how I was going to execute this so I chose to go with box cake. Here’s what I did… 3 boxes of vanilla cake mix 3 jars of frosting Rainbow nonpareils Red food coloring
For each box of mix, separate into two batters. You should have a total of 6 batters. Since I used red food coloring and didn’t want to make the batter red. I was very minimal with the amount of food coloring. I started with one drop for one batter, then two for the next, and so on. But from learning, I would start your lightest layer with three drops of coloring. Once all the cakes are baked, let cool and frost. The side sprinkles were a bit messy, as I did that by hand. I wound up getting sprinkles everywhere but couldn’t find an easier and less messier way. So have fun with it!
Here are some other cakes I made for the kids…..
Siellas 1st birthday
Ryder’s 4th birthday
Ryder’s 3rd birthday
Ryders 5th birthday
It’s really amazing to see the look on my children’s faces when they see what I created for them. It may take more time but so so worth it! Looking forward to Siella’s birthday, we are doing a ballerina theme!