This year it’s all about Ombre! You may have seen this latest colour trend gracing the catwalk recently when fashion designers showcased dip-dye hair and Ombre dresses.
Well, now the use of graduated colour from light to dark, otherwise known as Ombre, has made the leap from catwalk to kitchen and it’s all the rage in the world of baking!
The great thing about Ombre cakes is that they look as though they are incredibly complicated to make, but in fact it is actually relatively easy to put on a stunning display that will wow your friends and family.
We’ve found that the best way to achieve the Ombre look from deep to palest pink is to bake one ‘mother load’ of cake mix, then split it into batches, one for each layer, and add increasing amounts of powdered food colouring to each batch. Start with a little bit of colouring for the lightest layer and then add more as you work your way down the cake. The cake will be baked at a very low temperature for longer than normal to avoid the cake doming too much as it rises.
Your Ombre cake needs to be tall, to emphasize the dramatic colour effect, so we’re going to make a small cake that is very tall for maximum wow factor.
So next time you bake a cake for your friends and family, why not get into the Ombre spirit and try this delicious recipe?