Friday, June 15, 2012

Polka Dot and Ombre Cake

Brooke had a very PINK party for her baby last week and asked me to make an ombre cake for it. It was easy and turned out OK. (This is about wayward crafts, you know.) Now that I have done it once, I know I could do it better the next time.

The cake needed to feed about 40 people, so I used a 10" round pan. I used 1 cake mix to make 2 thin layers. I used gel food coloring this time, but if I did it again, I would use liquid because you can measure liquid more accurately.  So...add 4 drops of food coloring to the cake mix and mix as directed. Pour 1/2 of the mix into a prepared cake pan. (It will be about 2 1/2 cups) and bake according at 350 for about 18 minutes. Since I only have one pan, I had to wash the pan now to use for layer two. Add 2 more drops of food coloring to the remaining mix and bake. Continue increasing the amount of food coloring each time. I made 6 layers. I would have liked to have had more variation in the color, but you take what you get.


After I stacked and frosted the cake, I decided to decorate it with pink polka dots to match the birthday girl's romper. You could use fondant, but I decided to use white chocolate which I dyed. Follow the directions for melting a small bit at at time. I added just a touch of gel coloring each time. I spread the melted chocolate onto wax paper. You have to watch the chocolate carefully so that you cut it with a round cookie cutter at the right moment--right before it becomes completed solid. Once you have your polka dots, add them to the frosting immediately after you frost the cake.

Use a round tip to make a dot border and enjoy.


17 comments :

Just Jaime said...

I'm so impressed with your cake!! It looks amazing. PB is so adorable and your photos are really nice!

Smallgood said...

Awesome! What a cake. It looks so cool and so yummy too! Way to go! Happy birthday to little one too.

Kristin said...

The cake is great!

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

This cake is solo pretty!

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

Argh .... darn autocorrect ... I meant sooo pretty!

Heather Landry said...

That cake is incredible and she looks very happy with it too! You did an amazing job!!!

Jordan McCollum said...

Mom! The cake, the pictures, THAT BABY—it's all so gorgeous!

Briana Richardson said...

My daughter would love that! She loves everything pink! Great job!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Diana that is one beautiful cake! Not to mention an adorable baby! Nice job!

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

SUPER CUTE! Crossing my fingers you'll share at my party! Saturdays at Seven!

XO, Aimee

Marcie said...

Cute cake and it looks so yummy! I would love for you to share on my linky party!
http://www.igottatrythat.com/p/blog-hop-linky-colde.html
Thanks,
Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

Kim said...

I love it! perfect for a good smash!

Tracy said...

This cake is fantastic.
I will have to show my cake baking daughters this one.
So in with the umbra colours :)

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

What a GREAT recipe! I hope you will come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share it with us. Thanks, I hope to see you there!
---Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain---
http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=30803

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks for linking to TAke-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!!
--Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

Debi said...

This is so cute. I was wondering if you would link it in my Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Here is the link:

http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/06/natural-aftershave-and-wednesdays.html

I would love to have anything that you would like to link.
Sincerely,
Debi Bolocofsky
www.adornedfromabove.com
Adorned From Above

Debi said...

Thank you so much for linking up with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop. The cake is beautiful and your daughter is precious. I hope she had a great 1st birthday.
Debi

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