Bas du formulaireOmbre cakes are not only beautiful, but so very simple to make if you want to glam up a cake for a birthday, baby shower or any occasion. And this Blue Ombre Cake takes us back to our childhood, reminding us of giggles, games and carefree times!
An ombre cake is frosted from light to dark color, blending together using any color. The inside of the cake usually has layers showing three different shades of the same color featured as well. It is another way to make a simple cake a bit more glamorous with very little effort.
Want to learn how to make an ombre cake? Look no further than this blue ombre cake tutorial! This is an easy ombre cake tutorial that anyone can follow, even if the results look anything but simple!
This Blue Ombre Cake is ready for a party! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, or just an єlєphαntαstíc day, this cake is sure to bring a smile to your face.
For the Cake
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup vegetable oil
blue food coloring
For the Frosting
10 cups powdered sugar
4 cups unsalted butter
6-8 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons vanilla
pinch of salt
blue food coloring
Making the Cake Layers
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 4 9-inch cake pans with butter and line the bottom of each pan with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt until combined. Set aside.
In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the granulated sugar, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla together on high for 2 minutes until the batter is light and fluffy.
Alternately add flour mixture into the batter with buttermilk. Beat on low speed until smooth for about 2 minutes.
Divide the mixture evenly among 4 bowls and add a few drops of food coloring to each and mix until fully blended, making each bowl a different shade of blue, getting lighter.
Spread the batters evenly among the 4 pans. Bake for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool in pans for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Making the Frosting
In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter and salt on medium speed until fluffy and smooth. Add the sugar and mix on low until incorporated, add vanilla and then beat until thick. Beat in the milk, a little at a time, until the frosting is smooth.
Assemble the cake:
Stack cakes on a cake stand, starting with the darkest cake layer on the bottom. Add the frosting generously between each layer. Then you cover the outside of the cake with a thin layer of the frosting.
Next, divide the remaining frosting evenly into three bowls.
Using your food coloring, add enough drops or powder until you have three distinct shades of colored frosting.
Transfer the colored frosting into 3 separate piping bags with the large round tip or you can use an offset spatula.
Starting at the bottom of the cake, pipe rings of your darkest frosting completely around the cake about a third of the way up the sides of the cake.
Now move on the center side coat with medium blue frosting.
Finish off with the lightest color, piping the rings until you get to the top of the cake.
Use an off-set spatula held perpendicular to the table to start smoothing the layers of color together. Remove any excess frosting. Clean your spatula between uses.
Continue smoothing the layers together until desired effect is reached.
Place the cake in the freezer for about 20 minutes so that the frosting sets up.
Transfer cake to your cake stand or plate for serving. Decorate the cake with anything you like!