Blue Ombre Buttercream Roses Cake for Beach Wedding

I’ve already shared this cake on my Facebook page a few weeks ago, but I wanted to share it here too!

This was done for a friend who goes to our church!  She was getting married on the beach and she wanted a small, simple wedding cake to share with her family.

Her main color was blue, so I used the I am Baker roses technique and chose to go with the ombre effect to resemble the water of the ocean (or that’s what I imagined in my head anyway).

To get this color fading, I divided the  Vanilla Buttercream into 3 bowls.   I left one white, I added maybe 2-3 big drops of Americolor Royal blue gel coloring to one bowl, then maybe 6 drops to the last bowl.

When frosting the cake, I used the Wilton 1M tip and I started with the darkest on the bottom and as I started to run out of that color, I just put the lighter color right on top of it in the same frosting bag and kept going.  The shades were mixed a bit, but I think the effect worked out beautifully.

OH, and before I started, I crumb coated the tiers (6″ and 8″ round cake pans) with the same colors (fading) so that if there were bare spots, the cake wouldn’t shine through!

And I’m looking at this picture wondering why it looks so off balance… I must have straightened before I started decorating because it survived a drive to the beach… I know it wasn’t that whop-sided!

I realize it may look like the edges were burned, but it was marbled  Vanilla Cake and  Chocolate Cake on the inside… just so ya know!

The bride also asked for a “personal” cake for her and her new hubby to share since they both love red velvet cake… so I made this small, single layer heart cake for them…

Do you like this cake?  Scroll through all of my other Buttercream Roses cakes and cupcakes here!

Did I miss any details about these cakes?  Do you have any questions?  Please leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer and help out!

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Comments

  1. This is gorgeous! Wonderful work!

  2. How much would something like this cost?

  3. Hey! It’s beautiful! How many people would you expect the cake to feed!? =)) Thanks!!

  4. Mohammed Zaki says:

    Hi Rose!

    I love your blue ombre cake. Can i replace buttercream with royal icing?

  5. How did you get the roses to stay. I’ve done a similar cake before but my roses started sliding down. I use a great crusting buttercream idk what happened though. Any suggestions?

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