Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Ombre' Birthday cake with bunting

So today is my birthday and I decided to make my own bday cake. That way you are guaranteed to get what you want ;). I have seen a photo of an ombre cake floating around on Pinterest, so I decided to give it a whirl and make my own version. It's a three layer cake, and between each layer is cream cheese frosting and coconut flakes. I made the outside frosting using a recipe that my Granny taught me. It's very easy. You mix together a package of powdered sugar, one crisco stick, a pinch of salt, and about 1/4 cup of water. You may need to add more water if you find it's too thick. I used a box yellow cake. I added the dye to the frosting, making 3 different colors.
I made the mini bunting using tiny ball fringe, and cut out triangles for the banners. Easy breezy! I think it's a cute way to personalize a cake, and make it extra special. And the "Let them eat cake" is from the new Rhonna Designs app! I love it, and use it all the time on Instagram!