I’ve always been a fondant kind of girl. I let Emily do her magic with buttercream and always hope people ask me for cakes covered in marshmallowy goodness. This cake was not one of those cakes. I may have even had nightmares about this cake. Emily was unavailable to do this cake so it was up to me to drive this cake fully stacked. I despise roads and all their bumps!

This technique is so gorgeous and I am actually really glad I was able to try it out. It took several hours to apply all of the icing since I had to make the color slowly fade as I went up. Something I learned after a 3-tiered wedding cake is to always use a masonite cake board for large cakes. I was so nervous carrying that wedding cake after I noticed the cardboard cake board giving in the middle, so never again! This 1st birthday cake also has a strong support system holding it up. When first starting out I had too many close calls using cake dowels, so now I just play it safe with larger cakes.

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2 comments on “Ombré Ruffle Birthday Cake”

  1. I can’t believe that I am just now seeing this almost a year and a half later! This was my daughter Ellie’s 1st birthday cake. I am so sorry this cake caused you to have nightmares 🙁 I just wanted to let you know that it was everything I dreamed it to be! Not only was the cake beautiful and exactly how I envisioned, it was delicious! Thank you so much for making the scary trek. It exceeded all of my expectations and was perfect for my daughter’s 1st birthday!

    Gabe Dewrock

  2. I’m so glad you liked the cake! I pretty much have nightmares about every cake and what could go wrong, haha! Thanks so much for the kind words. We appreciate your order!

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