Saturday, February 2, 2013

Ombré Princess Cake


Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend! 

This post was pre scheduled... right now I should be enjoying the fabulous birthday party for a very special little princess named Annabella!  Today she is 5. Her mom, a very good friend of ours asked if I would make her a birthday cake... I knew exactly what I was going to make. Since she planning a princess theme, I thought an ombré cake would be perfect for the occasion. For those of you that haven't heard this term, it means having colours or tones that shade into each other. 


 So what do you think? Isn't it fabulous?!? I LOVE how it turned out. SO happy, hope the birthday girl loves it as much as I do!


Very Girly! The tiara on top is the perfect keepsake for the birthday girl! 
Happy Birthday Annabella!


The cake is about 10 inches high and 7 inches wide. The top layers are butter pecan and the bottom layers  are chocolate cake. All covered with a vanilla butter cream icing and finished with fondant.  To get the ombré look I started with six equal pieces of white fondant and kept adding more pink to each layer, then gradually introducing more and more purple. 

Thanks for stopping by, I have a feeling this won't be my last ombré cake!

Have a great weekend :)

 Sharing this with my Crafty Peeps!

68 comments:

Beth F. said...

That cake is AMAZING!! Only in my wildest dreams would I ever be able to make a masterpiece like that...good thing I only have little boys :)

Thienly Azim said...

Wow!!!!! You are so amazing! So talented! This is absolutely beautiful - just can't stop looking at it!

Ana Lopes said...

Olá Ilda, ficou Lindíssimo!!! Os tons são adoráveis para uma princesa que por acaso tem o meu nome! Você é muto habilidosa e tem um gosto incrível!
Tenha uma excelente semana,

Beijinhos de Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

Oh, how cute is that?!!! This is just adorable. I found your blog over on the The Things We Find Inside link party and you have definitely gained a new follower. Very nice!!! Can't wait to catch up on more of your posts.

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much Beth for coming by and for the great comment! Puts a smile on my face :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much Thienly! Awww, I feel the same way about your creations!!! I can't stop looking at them! I was thinking about your Daughter's Princess Party last week and thought that this cake would have been perfect for her party too! Too bad you aren't a little closer :)

Ilda Dias said...

Estou tão feliz que você gostou Ana! Você também deve ser uma princesa com um nome tão bonito! Obrigado pela visita. Tenha uma boa semana :)

Bjs

Maria said...

GFC Blog Hopper and new follower. This is an amazing cake! I pinned it too. I never worked with fondant yet. I have only worked with the tips and made a ruffle cake with #104 tip. Not as pretty as this one.

Bella Mills said...
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Bella Mills said...

What an incredible cake! It's so beautiful and colourful. I wonder if I could ever make something as special as this cake. One way to find out i guess... Off to the store to purchase more eggs!
Bella xx

Natasha Hoover said...

You made this?! Wow! What a beautiful, incredible icing job.

Lynn Huntley said...

This cake is Amazing and Beautiful!! The perfect cake for any Princess:) Pinning this!! Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines!

VFoley said...

Beautiful! How creative. I love the colors on it. Your newest follower.

Vickie
ohabbyday.blogspot.com

M.J. Powell said...

This is really pretty. You are very talented

We are hosting a link party that is live today. We would like to invite you to link up and share this with our readers.

Thanks!

The Busy Bee's,
Myrna and Joye.

http://thebusybhive.blogspot.com/

Tami G said...

WOW.. this is amazing looking.. such pretty colors..

Ilda Dias said...

Hi Maria! Thanks for stopping by and following will definitely follow back! If you can decorate with icing tips you can for sure do fondant! You tube is my friend ;)

Ilda Dias said...

Bella I have full confidence in you... just use you tube and you'll be a pro in no time... that's all I did... trial and error! Only way to learn :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks, I did make it! No icing on the outside, just fondant :) BTW following you! Have a great weekend!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much Lynn! She loved it :) Thanks for coming by, have a great weekend!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Vickie for stopping by and for following, am following you back! Have a great weekend :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my! That cake is AMAZING!

Stopping by from the Aloha blog hop. I'm your newest follower :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Friday.
I'm your newest follower.
I also have a hop going on right now, would be great if you stop by and link up your blog.
Have a nice day.
Nan
http://www.blogshe.net/2013/02/be-one-fine-day-happy-new-year.html

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

The cake is so cute....my girls would love it. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino

The Chicken Chick

http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

Vicky @ Mess For Less said...

That is beautiful and any Princess would be proud to have it at her party. Visiting from the Pin Me party. Just pinned!

cURioSItaELlyA said...

What a pretty cake!!
http://www.curiositaellya.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

OMG! That is so pretty!!! I do make cakes too but not as pretty as yours. Haha...

Anne
http://iamannekehn.blogspot.com/2013/02/fun-friday-blog-hop-6.html

Anonymous said...

By the way, found you at aloha blog hop and I'm a new follower. Stop by my blog when you have a chance.

Have a great weekend :)

Anne
http://iamannekehn.blogspot.com/2013/02/fun-friday-blog-hop-6.html

Kathie said...

Show and Tell Saturday is LIVE at Sassy Little Lady! I’d love to have you come join the party!

http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday-3

Kathie

purplecinn said...

That's a very pretty cake :)

Ilda Dias said...

Will do! Thanks :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Tami!

Ilda Dias said...

And thanks for following me as well... btw, am your newest follower! Love your cards, they are amazing... I wish I was a better card maker, for some reason I find them the most challenging! Have a great weekend :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much for stopping by here Annie! Will for sure follow you back! Have a great weekend!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks foe coming by Nan! Would love to join your hop! And will follow back for sure! Have a great weekend :)

Ilda Dias said...

You are very welcome Kathy! I know right, what girl wouldn't love this cake... I want one for me, LOL!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much! Just stopped over on your blog.... LOVE you craftiness! Am you newest follower now! Have a great weekend!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks for stopping by! Will be visiting you soon :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much for coming by Anne, and for following... just came by from your blog! Your cakes are amazing!!! and so are your sugar cookies... I'm going to learn lots from you! Am you newest follower!

Nina Bille said...

Hi Ilda, an amazingly beautiful cake!!! Happy birthday to you sweet daughter! I found your blog from the Aloha blog hop ~ your craft and DIY-projects are very inspiring!
Your new follower Nina

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

What an incredible cake. It looks like ribbons, not icing!!! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Ilda! I love your cakes too! :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much for the invite Kathie!

Ilda Dias said...

Thank you :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much Nina! For your kind words and for following along! I am following you back, love your photography! :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Diana! I am pretty proud of it too cause it was my first time creating a ruffle cake!

Karr said...

Absolutely stunning! Love it! I agree with Diana, it looks like ribbon. Beautiful cake. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Bouffard said...

What? This is frosting?? Oh, my it's more than just amazing.... AMAZING. Take care, Linda

PINNED

Anne said...

WOW! Just WOW!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Linda! I did use frosting but only to crumb coat the cake. The ruffles you see are all made out of fondant... it's kind of like a pliable sugar paste. Commonly used on wedding cakes. Happy you like!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much Anne!

Fluster Buster said...

I found you from Diana Rambles Party! I'm your newest follower via GFC. I host Fluster Creative Muster Party on Wednesdays and I would love it if you would come by and party with us. Hope to see you there!

Hugs, Smiles, and Blessings,

Robin
Fluster Buster

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cake! Wow! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

Kim~madeinaday said...

Amazing cake wow! Yum!
Kim

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

Oh my goodness...that cake is ADORABLE!!!! I love the ombre colors you did and to put a crown on top is too cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation. I am going to be featuring your cake at tonights link party! Wahoo!!
Jill

Alexis @ we like to learn as we go said...

I love this cake! The obmre is so pretty! I have a link party going on right now that I would love for you to link up to! Hope to see you soon! http://weliketolearnaswego.blogspot.com/2013/02/what-i-learned-wednesday-44.html

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

Gorgeous!! You did an amazing job!!
Thanks so much for sharing at Artsy Corner!

Kim~madeinaday said...

Amazing cake ~I featured you today! Thanks for linking up last week~
Kim

Ilda Dias said...

Hi Robin! Thanks so much and also for the invite! Will see you there :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Tonna! Happy Valentines!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Kim :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks again for featuring this Jill! Happy LOVE day :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much Alexis, will definitely join your party! Thanks for stopping by, Happy Valentines!

Ilda Dias said...

You are very welcome Lindsay, thanks for hosting!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks again Kim!

Maria Matter said...

absolutely gorgeous!!
You've been featured this week @ Inspire Me Fridays!
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing cake!!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much Maria! Happy you liked it :) Have a great weekend!

Merry said...

This is so beautiful and I bet that was one happy little 5yo girl when she saw the cake. I saw this over at Inspire Me Fridays and just had to have a closer look. :-)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much Merry! She did love her cake :)