Pink Ombre Cake for a Girl Baby Shower

Pink Ombre Cake with Almond Buttercream for a Baby Shower, baking blog, Treats and Trends

First of all, this is not a baby announcement! I can’t even commit to a dog yet. I just found this cute cake topper at Target and it inspired me to make a girl baby shower cake. I’ve always wanted to give the ombre cake a try and figured this would be a great excuse! It’s much easier than it looks. You just make one batch of white cake batter and then split it up into five different bowls. Then add a different amount of pink food coloring to each bowl to get the ombre effect. You could actually use any color or create a rainbow, blue would work just as well for a baby boy shower! Once it is colored, pour each bowl of batter into a 6″ cake pan. After they have baked and cooled place the darkest layer on a cake stand and frost (I used the same almond butter cream from this cupcake recipe). Continue adding layers with the lightest color at the top. Ta da! Easy as that :)


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Pink Ombré Cake with Almond Buttercream for a Baby Shower, baking blog, Treats and Trends

Pink Ombré Cake with Almond Buttercream for a Baby Shower, baking blog, Treats and Trends

Pink Ombré Cake with Almond Buttercream for a Baby Shower, baking blog, Treats and Trends

Pink Ombré Cake with Almond Buttercream for a Baby Shower, baking blog, Treats and Trends
Pink Ombré Cake with Almond Buttercream for a Baby Shower, baking blog, Treats and Trends

Pink Ombré Cake with Almond Buttercream for a Baby Shower, baking blog, Treats and Trends

Pink Ombré Cake with Almond Buttercream for a Baby Shower, baking blog, Treats and Trends

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Pink Ombre Cake for a Baby Shower
Pink Ombré Cake with Almond Buttercream for a Baby Shower, baking blog, Treats and Trends
Servings
8 people
Ingredients
For the cake
For the almond buttercream
Servings
8 people
Ingredients
For the cake
For the almond buttercream
Pink Ombré Cake with Almond Buttercream for a Baby Shower, baking blog, Treats and Trends
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease five 6" round pans.
  2. In the bowl of a standing mixer, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt by hand. Add the softened butter and use a wooden spoon to mix in the butter as well as you can. Once it's combined and wet enough so that it won't fly out of the bowl, use the paddle attachment to continue mixing on low until the consistency is similar to wet sand.
  3. Add egg whites one at a time, mixing between each addition, and then mix in the full egg. Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed between each addition.
  4. In a small bowl (or the liquid measuring cup) stir together the milk and extracts. Add to the batter, 1/3 at a time, beating for about 1 minute between each addition. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and continue mixing until fluffy, about 20 more seconds.
  5. Evenly pour the batter into 5 separate bowls. Use pink food coloring to create different shades of pink. Add a little bit to the first bowl, then more and more to each bowl thereafter. Pour the colored batter into prepared pans. Bake for 18 – 22 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.
For the buttercream
  1. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and continue mixing. Add vanilla and almond extracts, salt and heavy cream. Mix until incorporated. Add more powdered sugar if it's too thin, or more milk if it's too thick.
  • Christie Moeller

    This is so cute and I love the ombre idea! Genius!

    xoxo Christie
    http://www.icanstyleu.com/blog

  • Saskia Ciliberto

    This cake looks amazing! Need to try this, even if it is not for a babyshower haha

    SASKIA CILIBERTO

  • Aw, now you know that I absolutely love this, considering that I’m expecting a girl! I love the idea and now I want to make a cake like this for the summer, I’ll have to get those trays from Target, it seems quite easy to make. Thanks so much for sharing, babe, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  • So cute and it looks delicious!

    xx Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  • WhatWouldVWear

    LOVE the cake! So sweet! You are such a great baker! I swear! Need to pin this recipe!

    xoxo, Vanessa

    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

  • Kim

    Your cake looks amazing!! I wish I could bake like you! My nieces would love this cake :) Cute idea!

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

  • This is such a cute idea for a cake!! I’ve seen ombré cakes on baking shows before but never thought to make it for myself! I also love how you prefaced this by saying that this isn’t a baby announcement—I can barely commit to a dog too!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

  • This is so cute! I wish I could have had one at my baby shower. Love it!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

  • Nina

    This cake topper is adorable, and the cake looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

    Nina’s Style Blog

  • This cake looks gorgeous!

    Lauren x Huggled

  • I’m in love with the color of this cake!

    http://www.jeannieinabottleblog.com

  • Rach

    A pink cake?! Not only do I think it is cute for a baby shower but I just love it for me! I love it!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  • Mes Voyages à Paris

    Yummy!! It must be delicious!! I have to do it! Thanks for sharing!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
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