Pink Ombre Cake


For my girlfriend Grace’s birthday, I wanted to make her something very special.  I had been scouring Pinterest for inspiration when I stumbled upon this pink ombre cake which led me to this cute blog Call Me Cupcake.  I used Linda’s recipe here which was easy but it did take me a couple of hours to make.  Her recipe called for 5 – 6 inch layers.  I didn’t have 6 inch cake pans so I made 4 – 9 inch layers.  I was afraid the cake would be ginormous but it turned out to be perfect.  Because I made 4 layers and used bigger cake pans, I couldn’t rely on the recipe for the number of drops of pink food coloring to put in each layer.  So I just winged that part.  For the frosting, I decided to stick to the recipe and make the swiss meringue buttercream which I had never made before.  Reading the recipe, I’m not going to lie, I was scared that I had to whip egg whites with sugar over a double-boiler.  On a side note, I halved the recipe and there was more than enough buttercream.  It was so much easier than I thought it would be!  The cake was super moist and had a very nice vanilla flavor.  The cake went perfectly with the swiss meringue buttercream.  When Grace saw the cake, she immediately said that it looked like Gwen Stefani’s wedding dress and I couldn’t agree more.  Happy Birthday Gracie!