Pink & Orange Ombre Ruffles Owl Cake + Buttercream Ruffles Smash Cake

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I’ve been dying to share this Pink & Orange Ombre Ruffles Owl Cake with you for months!  I even gave you a sneak peak on Facebook a few days after I completed it and just recently I shared it on Peggy’s wall for her “pink” sharing day!

I recently read an article where a cake decorator wished that everybody would “get over” ombre and move on to better cake fads.  Well… I have to say, no thank you!  I love ombre and although I’ve done quite a few of them – I’m absolute not tired of the look!

So for this cake, Lauren wanted something soft and pretty and simple… not fussy, but still girly.   She custom designed an invitation and she wanted the cake to reflect that design.

It started with the sweet little owl.   I made it with rice cereal treats, then covered it in white chocolate.   Then I decorated her with homemade marshmallow fondant.

For her name, I used my new Wilton Silicone Mold Set.  I really love the font for these letters, although I’ve not perfected my method for getting the fondant or gum paste out of the mold without stretching or tearing them!

I hope (in the very near future) to be sharing a tutorial on how I do these fondant ruffles.  For Adele’s party, the colors were orange and pale shades of pink so that’s what I used to do the ombre fondant ruffles.

And then there was the smash cake.  It was all buttercream ruffles.   It was a 6″ round single layer of cake.  I covered it in a thin layer of pink vanilla buttercream, then used a large petal tip to pipe the ruffles.

I started in the center of the top of the cake, then worked my way out and down!    This is another thing I hope to do a tutorial of very soon!

Overall… I was simply in love with these cakes.  For those of you who usually ask about the number details… it was 6″ and 8″ round layers.

The cake was vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream filling and frosting and all the decorations were homemade marshmallow fondant.  I added Tylose to the fondant for the ruffles so it would stiffen up and hold it’s shape!

Do you love owl cakes?  Be sure click below and see other owl cakes I’ve done in the past.  Just click here  to scroll through them and click “older posts” at the bottom to find more!).

You can see more pictures from her party along with how the whole theme played out over at Rebecca Jex Photography.

If you have questions about these cakes, please leave them in the comments and I’ll answer!

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  1. Susan Campbell says

    I don’t know if we read the same thing or not, but I also saw where a decorator wished people would move on from ombre, chevrons, and birds – 3 things I happen to love!

    To get your letters out of your mold, I would suggest popping it in the freezer for a few minutes to firm up before trying to remove them. I have a letter mold that I do that with, and it helps a lot. I’m thinking about getting the Wilton silicone mold because I like the font, too!

    Love the cake – it’s so sweet!

    • Rose says

      I think we did read the same thing Susan – that sounds very familiar!! I honestly couldn’t remember where I read it and I did a few searches but couldn’t find it again!

      That’s a GREAT TIP about freezing! I should’ve thought of it because I do that with my lace molds but it didn’t occur to me to do it with the letters! It always helps to have a fresh set of eyes on a problem! Thank you!!

  2. Becky M says

    do you have any tutorials on how to doing the piping for the ruffles and also the buttercream roses you do!? i’d love to try that sometime!

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