Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Ombre cake ~ 3 layers for 3 years !

I have been seeing the pictures of beautiful ombre cakes floating through in Pinterest. I could never control myself drooling over the pictures.



All said, I must admit that I am not a fan of frosting but I love the way the cakes are decorated. When it comes to eating a cake with frosting, I feel a huge sugar rush after having it and don't even ask me about the guilt that grows in me for having had all that cream, butter and sugar that I imagine myself to be inflating like a balloon. So when it comes to frosting a cake at home, I hesitate, because both of us don't prefer frosting and more over I run short of ideas how to decorate it (Honestly...I am bad at frosting).




As we turned 3 together, the three layered ombre cake did sound perfect to celebrate our third wedding anniversary. I quickly ran through few videos of how to do it and burst out the idea to Jacob. Now he came up with an offer of helping me with it.



I too thought it would be a cool way of bonding on the special day, walking down the memory lane - all those chit chatting during the courtship days and learning each others family tree(we have got huge families so it definitely took some time to learn who's who, name etc.), planning of how to figure out some time to have food on our own wedding day :P, etc.


Anyways, we had fun making it together as well as having it.






The recipe includes the combo of our favorites among the cake/frosting recipes that we have tried till now - the sponge cake that I had made for the checkerboard cake and the cream cheese frosting that I had used for the red velvet cupcakes and was liked by both of us. I doubled the amount of ingredients for the vanilla sponge cake and divided the batter into three, to add in the colours accordingly to create 3 layers.



      

As far as patterns are concerned, I was too lazy to go in for multi coloured layers, so I went with just one colour for frosting. For the frosting pattern, all you need is a piping bag and a spoon. It would be much easier to watch a video of ombre cake designs on youtube rather than me explaining it here :).




39 comments:

  1. 3 layer Ombre cake was a perect choice for 3 years of togetherness!!! Good job decorating the cake Anupa!!!

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  2. Lovely ombre cake. and nice clicks. Happy anniversary

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  3. Happy anniversary Anupa.Hope u had a blast yday. The cake looks so beautiful and the frosting has come out really neat.
    Like u say frosting looks irresistible in pics but kazhichal guilty feeling anu.
    Thank you for showing the idea of using disposable tins for making 3 cakes.

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    1. Thank u Meena :)... sheri alle, frosting kannan nalla bhangiyanengilum kazhikumbol, I feel my arteries r all getting clogged.....Ohh the disposable tins r so much easy ... u can just throw them away after use and also it helped me get even round shapes as I don't own 3 round cake pans.

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  4. Superb Cake with Awesome photography. Loved each details of that.

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  5. Happy blog anniversary Anupa., the cake looks super fabulous. the three beautiful layers for the three wonderful years of blogging, lovely. I could not take my eyes off the cake.
    Wish you many many more successful years ahead....

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    1. Thank u Priya :)... It is not my blog anniversary Priya...it was made to celebrate our wedding anniversary :)

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  6. Happy Anniversary Anupa! Perfect choice to celebrate :-) Looks so soft and airy!

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  7. Madam, this was meant to be a special post and u showed laziness in that!!! Believe me, if u were around, I would have shot u! Hehehe.... but I love the post, seriously... it's been ages since we have cooked together in the kitchen, thanks to our busy schedules and staying with my parents. it's always nice to chat with them and cook, even if it is a simple bull's eye and tea for breakfast, right? :) the cake looks awesome dear... if u call this attempt bad, then i don't know what to say... it looks too good to be called bad!!! :) Hope u had a great day... wishing u many many more years of loveliness and happiness...

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  8. Happy Wedding Anniversary Anupa....So gorgeous cake.....! and perfectly frosted.......I love the color combination. Yz It keeps us really warm when we look back to our good old memories.....even though it z sweeter now........

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  9. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ANUPA!!!super good effort for a perfect moment.no words to say.

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  10. Happy Anniversary....Cake looks neat and perfect...

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  11. That's such a beautiful cake! love It!

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  12. Beautiful ombre cake and lovely frosting - congrats on your 3 year blogversary!
    I do love frosting - and try not to think about what the frosting is made of when I am reveling in the sugar high that follows consumption :)

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    1. Thank u so much :)... It was my wedding anniversary and not blog anniversary ! I too used to love having the frosting untill I started doing it myself when I realized the amount of fat that going into it...it just brings in the guilty feeling but can't stop me from having it :p

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  13. The cake looks fabulous...perfectly done dear :) Very happy to follow you dear..Will be happy if u follow me back

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  14. Hey happy wedding anniversary .. super gal.. The cake is awesome. . 3 years and 3 layer cake amazing I seriously appreciate the thought process :) have many more wonderful years .

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  15. Cake looking wonderful....... Love the colorful layers. Happy anniversary anupa!

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  16. Happy Anniversary Anupa!!! Cake looks wonderful and the frosting is perfect!

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  17. gorgeous n perfectly layered cake, brilliant clicks... happy anniversary Anupa...

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  18. Belated wedding anniversary wishes dear friend. The cake looks so sweet, cute and perfectly made to celebrate a lovely day. About the frosting part, I totally agree with you Anu, I too hate to have the frosting, and that's why I always prefer the plain cakes without any frosting. But then sometimes for the sake of appearance, you really feel like decorating your cakes a bit(but I remove the frosting before it goes into my mouth)

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  19. Belated anniversary wishes...the cake looks awesome and just the perfect one for the day :)

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  20. Belated Happy Anniversary Anupa !! Thats a lovely lovely cake ... such beautiful presentation...

    Am amazed you got the time to click pictures, I would have jumped on the bite first :P

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  21. this look so so pretty. I love icing cakes (more than eating them) but the whole thought of using buttercream frosting puts me off. cream cheese frosting is a fav and so im gonna try the icing with that

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  22. Hey Anu, I somehow missed this post. What a gorgeous Cake and kudos on getting it spot on perfect!! And congrats on the beautiful 3 yrs...and wish u plenty more :)

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