Purple Ombre Rose Cake Tutorial

For my moms birthday I really wanted to make her a special cake, I wanted to make her an ombre layered rosette cake.
purple rosette ombre layered cake tutorial
 I missed the last two birthday as I was living in Phoenix at the time.  I’ve seen so many GORGEOUS cakes on pinterest and in the blogsphere.  Including my own! Which really put a big smile on my face to see how many times it’s been pinned!!  Which cake you ask??  Well here, let me show you!! 🙂
rainbow cake pom poms
rainbow layered cake
This is the cake I made Alice for her 3rd birthday
I decided to try out the Rose Cake.  
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I followed the tutorial from I Am Baker
But first I wanted to make an ombre style cake in purple which is my moms favorite color. 
For the batter I just used a white cake mix.  Someday I will step outside of the box and make something like this…

White Almond Sour Cream Cake from Our Daily Obsessions

But for now I just used a mix. For colors I used 6 drops of red food coloring and 3 drops of blue for the lightest. 10 red and 5 blue, then 16 red and 8 blue, the darkest was 30 red and 15 blue.  I also used 6 red and 3 blue for the white icing. 

ombre batter

The layers were thin so I baked them according to the cupcake directions on the box.  That actually worked out perfect. 

After they were baked I layered them and iced them in between.

making layered ombre cake

making ombre layered cake

Then I got to work on the roses. 

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 It’s was a bit tricky for me to get the swirls just right.  I kept scooping the blobs I made off and would try again.  Finally I think I got it down pretty good. 

 But then, (insert these three dramatic chords, A minor C# minor, and E minor here!) this started to happen!!

rosette disaster cake

The icing started to melt and ooze.  There were holes everywhere too!  IF you pay attention to the I Am Baker Tutorial, she tells you how to cover up those holes.  I also learned through a little research that it’s always best to make your own frosting.  Adding a bunch of watery food coloring to store bought frosting makes it runny.  Also if you add little bits of powered sugar it will thicken up your frosting. 

Good thing from far away you really don’t notice the imperfections!! rosette cake

purple rosette cake

And now for the inside!!  I love the way it looks. I do wish it was just a bit more purpley.  I’ll have to work on that next time, or maybe just buy purple food coloring.

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I thought this next little trick was kinda neat.  I’ve seen a few other bloggers do this.  Some even as far as to make a permanent cake stand.  Mine was just a quick lil prop!

I took an old ugly gold candle holder and painted it white. 

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Then just placed the plate onto!  VIOLA cake stand!! 
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The good thing about it all is my mom a.k.a. Grandma loved it!!  I don’t think it’s so bad for my first time.  Now that I’ve learned a thing or two about it I’m sure it will be even better next time! 
What do you think?  Have you ever tried to make a Rose Cake or a colorful ombre layered cake?  

Thanks for stopping by, see y’all next time! 🙂

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17 thoughts on “Purple Ombre Rose Cake Tutorial”

  1. I think it looks gorgeous!! And what matters is that mom loved it!!! 🙂 You know, Kayli and I made a flag cake one time… We learned if you want EXACT colors you've got to invest in the more expensive food coloring. Otherwise it just looks pastel. The roses look lovely! You can't even tell until you point out the errors.

  2. Dude I am super impressed! The roses look beautiful!! And I never would have known they weren't perfect. I wish I had a piece now to go with my girl scout cookies. 🙂

  3. Your cake looks incredible! Someday I'll get up the courage (and energy) to make an ombre cake like this. And I adore the little birthday banners you made. Gorgeous!

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