How to Frost a Cake, Ombre-Style
By tinting frosting different shades of the same color, you can create a clever, crowd-pleasing ombre cake. Give it a try!
At first, I thought an ombre cake might be a nightmare to complete at home. It looked so complicated. But I found out after making it that it’s really quite simple.
To make an amazing ombre cake that really shows off the different colors, it’s best to make a tall cake. So I made 2 boxes of Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® vanilla cake in two deep 8-inch cake pans. I leveled the cakes, cut each in half and carefully stacked them, spreading white buttercream frosting between the layers.
Then I applied a crumb coating to the cake. A crumb coating is when you frost your cake with a thin layer of frosting, not worrying about what it looks like. This step is essential because it will seal in crumbs so they won’t show when you apply the final layer of frosting.
After the crumb coat is done, divide the frosting into three bowls. I put 1 cup of icing in three little bowls and 2 cups of icing in the fourth bowl. All of the smaller amounts of icing were the darker shades of blue, and the 2 cups of icing was the lightest. To tint the frosting, use Betty Crocker classic gel food color in blue.
I didn’t use one, but a turntable would be very helpful when frosting this cake.