It was M's mums birthday and they'd loved the Rainbow cake I'd made them recently, so wanted something in lilac for this family occasion. No problem I said, there was something I'd been wanting to try out for a little while now, and this seemed like the perfect chance.
Like the petal cake I'd done as Mini-2's party cake, this was also going to utilise that lovely effect. But this time, I wanted to try shading the colours of icing. Hence the 'ombre' in the title, meaning shadow (or something similar at least). I used the same recipe as for the rainbow cake, but only split the mix into 3 bowls, and made 3 shades of purple for the sponge.
They look good, right? I wanted to achieve the same shades with the buttercream too, and think I nearly got it...
Then it was a case of icing the cake, after its crumb-coating. I had previously not continued the design onto the top of the cake, and was quite pleased with how prettily this worked out this time.
Then it was a case of adding on the little plaque to say Happy Birthday Grandma on top - I love these plaque cutters. I bought them online from Karen's cookies and will use them for cookies soon too.
I couldn't decide which picture looked prettier, I think the latter - what do you think?