Thanks for sticking with me, I know I totally disappeared last week. That's cause I was spending all my time baking and icing this cake in preparation for Cam's baby shower we had on Saturday. If you follow me on pinterest you know I have a shower board going. One of the first things I pinned was a ombré cake from bubbleandsweet.blogspot.com.
Making an cake with graduated colors was def on my radar, and then like magic, last Thursday, just as I was about to start icing my cake, Prudent Baby posted an even cooler tutorial for an ombre pedal cake, by guest blogger, The Hungry Housewife.
It was total internet destiny.
The Hungry Housewife laid it all out. There's even a vid to accompany her detailed photos.
I make a few of my own modifications though and thought I'd share then with you.
First of all I used this recipe for Swiss Meringue Buttercream via Martha Stewart. This is the first time I had used this recipe and I totally loved it. I am one of those crazy people that is not really into frosting, it's always too sweet (I have a major salt tooth). In my opinion, this recipe calls for the perfect amount of sugar and the consistency of the buttercream is exactly what I was looking for.
I doubled the frosting recipe and I recommend you do too. It would totally blow to make all your icing, divide it, and color it, just to find out you were short in the end. If that happened to me I would cry, fer real.
I started by crumb coating the cake. After I was finished I chilled the cake Get the Scoop [...]