Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Orange Ombre Cake

I finally got to make an ombre cake! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!! You may remember my yucky first attempt at a buttercream purple ombre cake...not pretty at all. Well I made this cake for my good friend, Kathryn. Last year I made her a quilt cake for her 30th. This year her hubby requested a cake but left the design up to me. I found out her favourite colour was burnt orange (kind of like a sunset) so I thought an ombre cake in reddy-orange tones would be perfect!

I didn't do the inside of the cake ombre for two reasons, 1) her favourite flavour cake is chocolate and 2) it looks like a crap-load of work! I was SO happy with the outcome! I covered the entire cake in a light orange fondant firstly (the lightest shade of orange for the cake) then basically cut long strips of fondant and stuck them on to the cake one on top of the other (adding more red and yellow colouring to the fondant each time)

I made a fondant material rose bud (did that just make sense?) roughly from a tutorial I found on Pinterest. Let that sit over night then popped on top the morning it was due. Then tadaaa!

Orange Ombre Cake

Orange Ombre Cake

Orange Ombre Cake

Orange Ombre Cake

9 comments :

  1. Ah! This is awesome! Turned out so well. Good work Lyd!

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  2. This looks awesome! love it!

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  3. Hi! I'm working on a round-up of ombre cake recipes for The Huffington Post Taste and found your recipe. I would love to include it. Please let me know if you're interested. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Julie,
      Yes that is fine, thank you for asking!

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  4. Hi Lydia, I have to do a similar cake for a wedding coming up and wondered if you can into any difficulties

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    1. I also made a peachy orange ombre wedding cake for my cousins last year and I made two seams for the fondant, so I cut two strips of fondant to go around. Not sure if that makes sense! The hardest thing is making sure the fondant does rip or dry out too much before sticking it on. Other than that they're pretty easy to make!
      Let me know if you have any more questions, hopefully I haven't confused you more!
      Oh and send me a photo of the wedding cake when it's done I would LOVE to see! You can send it in a Facebook message if you like.
      Good luck!

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    2. Here's the wedding cake: http://www.lydiabakes.com/2012/02/ombre-wedding-cake.html

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