Saturday, September 14, 2013

White Velvet Ombre Cake For A Birthday

A few days ago was my daughter's 15th Birthday. She requested for a purple ombre cake. I am hopeless when it comes to cake decoration, my piping skills are much to be desired! I have never decorated a whole cake, complete with piping before. My daughter says, "No matter how it turns out, I will still like the cake". There! Even she knows the limitation of my cake decoration skills! Haha!


 Purple Roses Ombre Cake.


View from the top

From the photo it looks like blue, but the colours are actually shades of purple!  An Ombre Cake is a cake with layers of different hues of the same colour and the frosting outside is of matching shades of the same colour. The darker colour would usually be at the bottom, getting lighter as it reaches the top. Though there is still room for improvement, I was quite happy with my first try!! :)


Happy Birthday to our daughter.
She was totally happy with the cake.


The cake is White Velvet Cake, which I coloured with tinge of purple. 


The three different shades of the same colour for the frosting.


The three different shades of the same colour for the cake layers.

For the cake, I have used White Velvet Cake from Rose's Heavenly Cakes, pg 17 (serves 8 to 10) or you may get the recipe from Rose's website here (which serves 12). The changes I made was (based on the recipe serving for 12) :
~ to reduce the amount of sugar to 220gm instead of the original 300gm.
~ used salted butter, thus omitted the salt.
~ divide the batter into three equal amount, tinge one portion with some purple colouring, second portion with a lesser amount of the purple colouring and the third portion with even lesser amount of the purple colouring.
~ used 3 baking pans of 7" diameter and baked for 25 minutes.

For the buttercream : You can use any of your favourite buttercream recipe.
Here I have used as follows :
Buttercream
400 gm salted butter
3 to 3-1/2 cups icing sugar, sifted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 tbsp whipping cream
Beat butter and icing sugar for about 3-4 minutes. Add in vanilla extract and 1 tbsp whipping cream, and beat for another minute or two. Add more cream if buttercream is too thick, or add more icing sugar if it is too soft to pipe. Divide into three portions and tinge as per the cake layers above.
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37 comments:

  1. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comSaturday, September 14, 2013

    Joyce, Happy Belated birthday to your girl. Frankly speaking, your cake decoration is superb! If I am the one,aha... don't know what will happen. Serious!

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  2. Hi Joyce

    This is a very pretty cake!

    I'm going to make one like this for my sister-in-law's birthday this month.

    But I'll be doing a normal vanilla sponge cake instead.


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  3. The cake is gorgeous, Joyce! Your daughter must have been thrilled.
    Rose's White Velvet is one of my favourite recipes for birthday cakes.

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  4. A very happy birthday to your daughter. may God bless her and always keep her happy.
    the cake looks gorgeous. no doubt she loved it.

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  5. Happy happy birthday to your daughter!
    The cake looks amazing!

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  6. beautiful colourful cake looks fabulous happy birthday to your daughter

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  7. Hi Joyce , Happy Birthday to your daughter and I agree with her the cake ia beautiful and looks so moist and yummy . Thanks for sharing :).

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  8. Happy birthday to your daughter Joyce, may god bless her.. Wat a gorgeous and pretty attractive ombre cake,a prefect cake for celebration.

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  9. Hi Joyce
    Happy birthday to your daughter....may she grow up to be a cheerful and beautiful lady! I love your ombre cake. I think my piping is much worse than you. By looking at your cake, I think it look very beautiful and I know you must be pleased with the completion.

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  10. Hi Joyce,
    Veru nice cake.. very nice color & very nice swirl.. Big thumbs up 2 u..
    Happy Birthday to your daughter..

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  11. Happy Birthday to her! What a lovely cake!

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  12. Que rico se ve estupendo color felicidades a tu hija ,abrazos.

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  13. How can you say you are hopeless in cake decorations? It's so beautiful and looks like work of a professional! I am sure your daughter must be over the moon looking at this exquisite cake made by mom. Happy Belated birthday to your daughter.

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  14. can u bake me my birthday cake nx year... prrreeeaassseee

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  15. Joyce, seriously!!! Your piping is fantastic for a first timer! The cake is BEAUTIFUL!!! I simply love the purplish hues and your daughter must be so happy with her birthday cake. And I bet, you were happy with your handiwork too. Great job, Joyce! And Happy Belated Birthday to your girl!

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  16. Wow! I think your cake is gorgeous! I am also hopeless when it comes to decorating cakes lol!

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  17. Joyce, is very pretty and is my favourite colour too! Happy Birthday to your princess!

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  18. Joyce, your gal is so sweet when she says that. Totally heartwarming. I would too if my mum would bake a cake for me and decorate it regardless of how nice it would be :) Blessed 15th birthday to your gal!! I'm sure she enjoyed the cake and love the 'baked with love' cake from you. Hope you have a great family time together!

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  19. Hi Joyce, The cake is gorgeous. Happy belated birthday to your daughter.

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  20. Joyce, this cake looks wonderful. i love your flower. How can u do this in your first? Anyway great.

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  21. Hi Joyce, this is such a beautiful cake! Your piping skills are good lah! And happy belated birthday to your daughter ;)

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  22. Hi Joyce, Wow! What a lovely cake & I love the colors ! So sweet & lovely! You're really good at pipig these lovely rosette! Well done & happy belated birthday to your daughter !
    p/s Terima kasih very much for telling me about you know what . What a huge mistake ! Lesson leanrt, never draft a blog post at midnight. hehehehe ;)

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  23. Happy Birthday to your girl. The cake is well decorated. Love the colour.

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  24. Oh, my gosh! This is a totally stunning cake. I'm making a red velvet cake for my daughter today and I wish you were my neighbor and could teach me how to do those gorgeous roses!

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  25. Good Job! and Happy Belated 15th Birthday to your DD!

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  26. This mummy isn't lazy at all. Though didn't make mooncake, she had actually spent lots of time in making this beautiful birthday cake, haha! Happy belated birthday to your daughter!

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  27. Joyce,this Purple Roses Ombre Cake looks beautiful!Love the roses,you did it very well. Yours piping and decoration skill is so much better than mine,hehe...

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  28. your decorating skills are getting better and better! It is a very pretty cake, well done Joyce! i dont hv the guts to do this kind of cake yet :)

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  29. Happy Birthday to your daughter.
    This is a beautiful cake. It looks lovely and made with pure love and affection.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  30. This is gorgeous!!! Happy birthday to your little girl!!!

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  31. Hi Joyce, I can only look at this lovely cake and will never do it when the recipe calls for butter cream.

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  32. Joyce ! This is just GORGEOUS !!!! Congratulations ! Inside and outside, this cake is wonderful !

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  33. Lucky bday girl... a very pretty cake for a prettier girl. Tentu sedap.

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  34. Joyce, This is a such beautiful cake with the flowers piping. Your girl must be very happy to have this cake!

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  35. Oh wow your daughter must love this beautiful cake. I think its really very nicely done, Joyce!

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  36. Joyce , Joyce , this is one AWESOME cake ! You've made it beautifully - your young lady is so so lucky to have such a talented Mom :D Your piping skill is great , no matter what you say lol I bet you were cringing while making that buttercream , 400 grams of butter ?! That's the reason why I never make buttercream icing though I'm very tempted just so I can make this kind of frosting *sigh* Belated Happy Birthday to your daughter !!!!

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