Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ombre Cake!

I am pretty much in love with everything ombre.

And if you haven’t heard me talk about my hair drama, I haven’t had it colored in almost six months (since moving, I am worried about trying a new colorist)… thankfully my hair is fairly light so my roots aren’t too bad, but I definitely have the start of a non-intentional ombre.

If I could get my hair to look like this, I wouldn’t be so timid.


But since I’m not bold enough to rock an (intentional) ombre, I’m going for a sombre (a subtle ombre…).

In light of this hair drama, I thought I would make a St. Patty’s Day ombre cake (weird connection, huh?).

I have seen quite a few of these cakes on Pinterest, and every time I see one, I can’t help but pin it.

 

I knew that I wanted 6 different colors, so I began by dividing my batter in six different cups.

 

After dividing the batter, put one drop of food coloring in the lightest color, and then add one additional drop for every layer after that. I recommend using a white or vanilla cake mix (a yellow cake mix may be more difficult to color).

 

Bake each layer in a six-inch spring form pan for 13-15 minutes at 350 degrees (this will vary depending on how much batter you use and the size of the pan).

 

After baking each layer, let them cool thoroughly before assembling.

To assemble, put a thin layer of frosting between each layer. I tried to use as little frosting as possible since I was also frosting the outside (also, I didn’t want all of the frosting to spread when cutting the cake).

I refrigerated my cake for about an hour before cutting… at first it looked freakishly tall – so I was trying to be gentle, but it actually cut quite nicely.

Happy ombre-ing!

 

Linking up with Khala, Sam, Renee, and Jenni for Tuesday Tea and Mary for Delicious Dish Tuesday!


 

 

27 comments :

  1. YUM that cake looks amazing! My hair was ombre for the past year - I just had the last of it cut off last month, but I loved it! It's so fun :)

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  2. I haven't colored my hair for a while either. I have a box just waiting for me to get some time to do it. However, I color my hair my natural color because, well...my ombre is grey on top!

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  3. Yummy! I just saw a recipe for Irish cream coffee on the Pioneer Woman cooks blog...would be pretty perfect I think with a big slice of this yummy cake! Thanks for sharing Lisa! xo

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  4. That is a HUGE piece of cake. Yum. I like the sombre a lot better than ombre actually! Looks so pretty and natural, you should go for it! I just added subtle ombre-ish highlights in my hair because I was too nervous to go all out but it added some dimension which I love. Have a great day, thanks for linking up! :)

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  5. 7 layers?! Bravo girl! Bravo! You out did yourself! I attempted a pink ombré cake for lily's first birthday. It totally looked ombré while baking but once we cut into it I felt like an extreme failure. Ha! So glad your's turned out. Oh and unintentional ombré is totally the way to go! ;) -Xo

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  6. Way to go on the cake lady! Love that idea! - you should totally do the hair!! You could rock it!!

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  7. You are SO crafty in the kitchen my dear! This looks awesome- go you! I DREAM of having ombre hair, but it's far too short! Thanks for linking up with us again today! xo

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  8. A sombre!!! Lol!!! I had an ombré and loved it. Rocking a different look now but I would definitely go back. Love it!!! www.wearflowersinyourhair.com

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  9. Damn girl, you're a rockstar. I wish I had that much patience. It was well worth the effort, since it looks almost too pretty to eat!!

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  10. Heeeeey look at that! I love the cake, especially how tall it is! I rocked ombre for a while (I was doing it myself with two different colors) - it can be a lot of upkeep, but I'm sure since your roots and that area are all natural that it looks amazing! We move around a whole bunch too and I don't trust anyone touching my hair! I want a cut sooo bad but I'm terrified lol.

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  11. Pure genius!! Looks amazing and very yummy!! Well done!! I love the look of ombre hair and think it would look fantastic on you, but I am totally with you on not being brave enough yet!!

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  12. I am so impressed!!! I would have never thought of this. It came out amazing! Great job girl! So like how do I get a slice of this? ;-)

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  13. So cute! I might have to do one of those! Such a neat idea for St. Patty's!
    xo

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  14. I totally think you should ombré your hair!! If mine was long enough I would do it too!!

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  15. So cute! I've seen and pinned similar pictures, but just haven't gotten around to making anything yet. And I'm also liking the ombre, but have yet to pull the trigger! Soon perhaps!

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  16. Can you teach me your baking ways? That cake looks awesome! & the fact you tied hair & cake into the same post is pretty much the most amazing thing ever!

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  17. I love how you broke this down! Makes it seem much more manageable! Thanks for sharing, happy Tuesday!

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  18. Cracking up at ombre and sombre! I want to have a rainbow party and make a 7 layer cake, but layers are so intimidating! Did you level off each layer? That part is where all the bad things happen to me. I made Aria a 3 layer rose ombre smash cake for her birthday and just having to level the two lower levels was such a pain. I'm afraid with 7 layers getting the levels off would equal a leaning tower. You did such a great job! Jealous.

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  19. Holy cow that's a tall cake! But it looks delicous! I love the look of ombre hair too! But I'm also too chicken to try it out! The term sombre is perfect! :)

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  20. Obsessed with ombre right now. I just had my hair done a few weeks ago and I want more!!! And that cake looks delicious!

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  21. Oh MY!! I love this tutorial! I have always wanted to make ombre food! haha! I can't wait to try it out! :) Thank you so much for sharing & for linking-up!

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  22. I always love the look of these tall cakes. And no matter how tall, it is still just one slice when eating it, right?! ;) Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe with Delicious Dish Tuesday.

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  23. Oh.My.Yum!!

    And the cake looks delicious too! =)

    I wish I was cool enough to rock them ombré...I'm sure your unintentional looks amazing!

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  24. I'm not big on the ombre hair, but this ombre cake looks amazing!!! What a fun idea!
    Thanks so much for linking up to Delicious Dish Tuesday! We hope you'll join us again this week and share another amazing recipe!

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