This is one of those times where I’m skipping through my massive backlog of cakes to share and jumping to one of the last ones because it’s in season. I was really excited about this Pink Pumpkin Cake with Ombre Ruffles – because it’s a little bit unique and a lot loveable!
Molly’s mom Jennifer was using shades of pink and orange for her fall birthday party and she loved the ruffles on this Pink & Orange Ombre Ruffles Owl Cake. So that’s ‘what we decided to do for the bottom tier.
I’m going to do my very best to get the tutorial for doing those ruffles posted tomorrow!
Pumpkins were the main theme of the party – based on this adorable invitation from Becca Lee Paperie and Design, so she asked about doing a pumpkin for the top tier. I actually loved the idea so we ran with it!
We decided to do the pumpkin pink and the lettering white, with some simple white polka dots to tie the theme together.
The pumpkin cake was baked in this Nordic Ware 3D Great Pumpkin Cake pan. I did a filling between the two layers, then crumb coated it in buttercream before covering with the pale pink marshmallow fondant.
When I was taking pics of this cake, I had a little extra time so I experimented with my black back-drops and my almost-white back drops…. the majority of you on Facebook preferred the black, and I think I do too…
Just for fun, I also took this “above” shot, but it’s a bit fuzzy and not very artistic for showing off the cake, so I probably won’t be taking many from that angle anymore… live and learn!
With Jennifer’s permission, here are a few pictures from Molly’s party at the Pumpkin Patch … she’s a beautiful little girl and they’re just a beautiful family altogether!
Is that adorable or what?
Oooh, and check this out! Jennifer made some of my pink and orange candy apples (recipe here) for her party! How fantastic is that?! It genuinely thrills me to see my blog and recipes helping others make pretty and delicious treats!
Overall – I was thrilled with the way this cake turned out! I love it when I get opportunities to do unique cakes like this and seeing pictures of a beautiful and successful party just makes my heart happy
The cake was vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream and all homemade marshmallow fondant decorations (except the stem, as I mentioned above). The bottom tier was 8″ cakes and the pumpkin cake was baked in the Nordic Ware 3D Pumpkin pan which is around 6″ at it’s widest.
If you have any questions or thoughts about this cake or party… leave a comment! I absolutely love to hear from readers!