Ombre cakes have been around a for a few years now and they are still so popular!
Today… I made this ombre blue flower on top of a cake ,using only a leaf cutter.
This cake turned out to be really eye-catching and it’s surprisingly simple to make!
I zoomed in this next picture so that you can really see the 3 shades of blue.
Pretty… Right? 🙂
To make this cake, you will need the following supplies:
3 shades of blue colored fondant (for the petals)
White fondant (for covering the cake)
Round banana chocolate chip cake
Big edible pearl or sprinkles (for the center of the flower)
These are the instructions:
Prepare 3 shades of blue colored fondant (dark blue, light blue and very pale blue).
Roll out dark blue fondant.
Use a leaf cutter to cut out many leaf pieces.
Repeat Steps 2-3 for light blue fondant and pale blue fondant.
Place all the leaf pieces on a sheet of wax paper and let them air dry for a few hours until they harden.
Prepare your cake and cover it in buttercream icing and then cover it in white fondant.
Brush very little royal icing behind each dark blue leaf.
Stick these leaves around the top edge of the cake in a circular pattern.
This will be the first row of petals.
Now, brush very little royal icing behind each light blue leaf and stick them inwards in a similar circular pattern.
This will be the second row of petals.
Finally, brush royal icing behind each pale blue leaf and stick them in the center.
This will be the final row of petals.
Stick a white edible pearl in the middle.
Steam your cake and you are done!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
Happy caking everyone! 🙂