Ruffled Ombre Cake

Want to wow your friends with an ombre cake? We’ve all seen ombre design on everything from hair to clothing to cakes. Learn how to do a ruffled ombre cake in a couple simple steps. 

Supplies Needed for Ruffled cake:

  • Layer cake of your desired size. (I used a 10″ round torte)
  • 3 disposable pastry bags
  • 3- #125 or 126 size petal tip
  • 3 bowls
  • 1 bottle of desired color of cake color gel
  • Offset spatula
  • Batch of your favorite icing (I used a swiss meringue buttercream)
  • Supplies Needed for Rosette cake:
  • Layer cake of your desired size. (I used a 6″ round double layer cake)
  • 3 disposable pastry bags
  • 3- #2D size star tips
  • 3 bowls
  • 1 bottle of desired color of cake color gel
  • Batch of your favorite icing. (I used a swiss meringue buttercream)

For the Ruffled ombre cake:

Step 1: First you start with your prepared layer cake

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Step 2: Next you will want to color your icing into 3 shades of the color you pick. I used pink. So I have a very light, medium and a darker pink shade. Fill your pastry bags that have your large petal tip already inserted. 

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Step 3: Using your offset spatula, ice the top of the cake.

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Step 4: Next starting at the bottom of the cake, you want to hold your tip with the large side of the tip facing upwards. You will want to move it in a “u” pattern. Forming a line of connecting “u ” shaped icing. Once you have reached the beginning of your line layer, you will want to start a new layer approx. 2/3 of the way up the next layer. That way you will end up overlapping the layer before it, by approx. 1/3 of the way down. I did 2 layers of the dark color before moving on to the next color shade. 

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Step 5: With the next lighter shade of icing, begin above the other 2 layers and start another layer in the same technique as you did in step #4. I did one layer of the medium shade. You can do as many as you would like to, but make sure you leave room for at least 1 to 2 layers of the lightest shade. 

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Step 6: With the lightest shade of icing, begin above the last layer and start a new layer in the same technique as you did previously with the other shades. You will want to put a layer or two of the lightest shade. With your final layer, you will want to have it start at the top edge of the cake. This is your final layer, so be careful to be neat and keep it at the top edge to give a nice finished look. 

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Step 7: Add an additional decorations you would like and step back and take a look at your ombre designed cake! 

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