Stunning, isn’t it?
I made this beautiful ombre petal cake for my sons 9th (sigh) Birthday.
Usually he gets a themed cake, like the soccer cake or the Sponge Bob cake, but I just was too busy this year to get all fancy for a more in-depth cake, so this is what he got.
He thought it was cool, and that’s all that matters.
I posted a photo of it on Instagram (follow me at Hungryhousewife) and Facebook and everyone loved it. I got emails requesting a tutorial, and y’all know I aim to please.
Pretty sure I’ve got all the tutorial bases covered, a video, on the cake and just icing. I hope you all find it useful!
And if you are short on time and don’t feel like watching the video, here is a photo tutorial.
- Crumb coated cake
- Pastry bag
- #12 tip
- Buttercream Icing, your choice of color
- Off-set spatula or small spoon
Start with a messily crumb coated cake.
For the ombre effect, take six graduating colored frosting with #12 tips.
Pipe a vertical line of icing dots. If doing the ombre effect, start with the lightest icing first.
Place the off-set spatula in the middle of the dot, press down and drag.
Continue around the cake.
When you get to the end, just pipe the final vertical line of dots and don’t swipe.
And if you want to see the piping and dragging technique off the cake, I got that for you too!