Like I mentioned in my Creamsicle Cupcakes post, I had the honor of baking and decorating desserts for my lovely future sister-in-law’s bridal shower. Along with the fun mini cupcakes, I of course had to make a fun orange-themed cake for her to cut.

I decided that since I had incorporated a unique flavor in the cupcakes, I’d keep the cake simple with a white cake and vanilla buttercream, topped with orange and white fondant and buttercream decorations. But I added some flare to my simple recipe by coloring the layers in an ombre style, taking advantage of my favorite latest Pinterest sensation! So while everyone “oohed” and “aahed” at the cake before it was cut, you should’ve seen their reaction after! It was well worth the extra work and time to bake the cake this way just based on the reactions!

A side note on making ombre cakes: I made a recipe for a 4-layer cake, but just split the batter into thirds before dying each a different shade of orange. You can really decide how much batter you need and how to split it up into bowls to dye it, depending on how big you want your layers to be or how big you want the whole cake to be. I could have easily made the recipe for a standard 2-layer cake and split it into 3 smaller batches to bake this same cake, but just a smaller version with thinner layers. The world is really your oyster! Just don’t forget to cut the tops off of each cake before putting them together so they’re all the same size!

I still have yet to find the perfect white cake recipe {sigh} but when I do, dear readers, I will be sure to share it. In the meantime, please enjoy the photos of my orange ombre bridal shower cake!

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