If you haven’t caught on yet, I love baking and decorating cakes. Love it. Pinterest is a fabulous place to find tips and tricks, tutorials, inspiration, and recipes!
I’ve been seeing this technique all over Pinterest and had just been waiting for the opportunity to try it out myself!
What you need:
1. A crumb coated cake
2. A large batch of buttercream frosting
3. A piping bag and coupler (One per color you plan on using)
4. A Round frosting tip (I used Wilton #12)
5. Small flat or offset spatula, or spoon
6. optional Food coloring/gel
7. Patience :)
Start by dividing your frosting into equal portions for however many colors you plan on having. I chose to use 4 shades of blue and white to create an obmre effect.
Tint your frosting and fill piping bags fit with couplers.
I kinda got in the zone after this, so there aren’t any in progress pictures.
I only had one #12 tip, so I started at the bottom row with the darkest color and went all the way around. Then switched my tip to the next lightest frosting and went around again.
Pipe a ball on the side of the cake. Then take your spoon or spatula and lightly press it in the center of the circle while pulling it to the right. Pipe another ball in the drag of the first. Repeat all the way around the cake.
When you move up to the second row, be sure and align your ball with the one below. This can be tricky depending on how much drag you have. If you have more than one circle tip or are only using one color, you can pipe a row down the side of the cake and pull them all at once to ensure uniformity.
To create the top of the cake, I reversed the ombre colors. This time I went around the very outside first, and dragged the center of the balls in towards the center of the cake. When I got to the very center, I switched back to the middle lightest blue and did not pipe out the tip. This made a swirly of the darkest and middle color blue for my center dot.
I create this cake for my husband’s aunt’s 50th birthday party. The inside of the cake was also ombre blues! The cake was a hit and everyone was so impressed. It’s a simple effect with a big bang result!
Happy Cake Decorating!!