So this Orange and Teal Ombre 40th Birthday Cake post might be the weirdest post ever on Rose Bakes. Well, it’s not weird now, but it was weird.
See, I posted this cake in October 2015. Or I thought I did. But recently a reader brought it to my attention that the post only had a single photo and no actual words or description. What in the world?
I know sometimes I keep my posts short and sweet, but I don’t think I’ve ever deliberately posted only a picture with no description – not even a name! That’s crazy even for me 😉
Since it’s been more than two years since I shared the cake and even longer than that since I made it, I have no idea what I might have written about it. But I still think it’s a super cute!
And even better, this textured, lined buttercream thing is still super trendy! Just a few months back I posted a video tutorial of this lined buttercream technique because I’m still doing it so often!
Anyway, I can’t find an old draft of a post so I thought today I’d bring this cake up front and share it again. But this time with a description and a little how-to help for you!
Orange and Teal Ombre 40th Birthday Cake
Sooo… here’s what I’ve got for you:
- This cake was 5″ and 7″ round tiers – baked in my favorite Magic Line pans.
- The cake was white almond sour cream and the frosting was vanilla buttercream.
- I used Americolor Teal Gel color and Americolor Electric Orange gel color for the frosting.
- The texture was easy to do – using a small 9″ offset spatula. I have a video here showing how I do that.
- See my tutorial here for adding the ribbon to the board.
- Add the topper (see tutorial below).
Here’s a quick tutorial for the topper:
- Choose a font that you like and print the numbers the size you want them on the cake.
- Flip the page over and cover it with wax paper (you should still be able to see the number through the paper and wax paper).
- Melted candy melts in a piping bag (see this post for a visual) and piped them onto the “backwards” template. Tip: Have the papers on a small cutting board or other hard flat surface that you can easily move without damaging the number.
- While the candy melts are still melted, add lollipop sticks to the back (so you can stick them in the cake).
- Allow it to harden. I like to do mine on a small cutting board then move the whole thing into the frig to set.
- Flip them over, then using the candy melts again, pipe on a border. Tip: Keep your piping bag wrapped in a warm heating pad to keep it melted but not too hot!
- Let it set and you’ve got a cute topper… ready in no time flat!
Alrighty… that’s all I have for you on this sweet Orange and Teal Ombre 40th Birthday Cake. Did I miss anything? If you have questions, leave me a comment!