Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Pink Ombre Cake

Good morning! 

I have never written about food.  Though I love to eat and to cook, the primary focus of my blog is to show my projects involving antique linens, treasures I find at flea markets and what I do with them.  I am featuring this cake because it was a sort of project.  I am pretty happy with the outcome, though I will make it over and over again to get it just right.  (presentation wise, not taste wise)


My daughter Katherine celebrated her 8th birthday on Monday.  I took the day off from work to spend some time with her.  We went ice skating and shopping and had dinner.  I saw a picture of a pink ombre cake on pinterest and have not been able to get it out of my head.  


I began searching for a good vanilla cake recipe.  And with almost no effort at all I came across a wonderful one! My daughters and friends agree with me that this cake is very moist and flavorful. I finished it with vanilla cream cheese frosting. (Again, not my recipe.  All I did was follow it)  Please visit Glory's blog, Glorious Treats, for both of these recipes.  She did quite a bit of research to come up with them.  I think that you will be pleased. 


As you can see the top layer is thinner than the bottom three.  That is because I did not divide the batter evenly into quarters before coloring it.  I just added a tiny bit of red food coloring to the batter for the second layer and then added a bit more for the top two.  This cake was not much to look at from the outside but was a surprise when cut into.

There is a lot of room for improvement but it sure was fun to make and serve!  




Enjoy your day!

Michele


20 comments:

  1. how sweet and what a special day you shared! you're a wonderful maman! (adore the cake banner!~)

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  2. Sounds like a lovely day you shared, the cake looks so wonderful, bet there isn't any left! enjoy the rest of your day :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  3. I love it! What perfect shades to be adored by all little girls (older ones too =) My girls would love this, great job! Xo, Ashley

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  4. What a wonderful birthday it sounds like she had Michele!
    And that cake looks delicious!!
    Hope your doing well and have a lovely day!
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  5. LOVE it Michele!!! I want one!!!!!! Love the little banners on the top too:) You should do more foodie posts since you are good at it:) Better than those stinkin chili dogs!!! Ha!!!!!!
    xox~Cheryl

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  6. Michele, what a fun cake this would be to make! It's a great idea -- and made even more special because of the time spent with your daughter. So glad you shared!

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  7. gorgeous cake...the best part is that is was made with love!...and that makes it perfect!
    Bec x

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  8. so gorgeous! love the bunting you made for it. happy birthday to your daughter.
    x

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  9. What a pretty cake! I love a good vanilla cake, I'll have to check this recipe out. Thank you for sharing!

    -Alexis
    simplybeautifulveg.blogspot.com

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  10. Your cake is yummy and you are such a sweet mom! Happy birthday to your baby =)
    Silvia

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  11. I just found your beautiful blog and love it. This cake looks wonderful!

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  12. I think it is beautiful! I love the cream colored icing with all the pretty gradations of pink! It would be a beautiful wedding cake... I want to make one now, Good job!

    Cindy

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  13. What a beautiful cake!! I want to make it to!!!

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  14. What a totally gorgeous cake - I would love someone to make me one of those!
    I just signed up as your latest follower & I look forward to popping back soon for some more lovely inspiration.

    Melissah

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  15. Love how cute that cake turned out! I've never seen one like that before. The pennant on top makes it so festive too.

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  16. What a lovely pink ombre cake, especially love the buntings on top--I'm sure your daughter loved it!

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  17. My mouth is watering looking at that cake and how sweet is your banner on top?!! I'm impressed.
    xo~
    T

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  18. WoW! This is simply adorable!
    My best regards from Italy
    Barbara

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  19. It was very sweet of you to take your day off and spend it with your 8 year old. Ice skating sounds fun especially when your daughter. My mom always worked really hard to make me beautiful cakes for my birthday.

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