Today I want to share with you a Pink Ombre Ruffles and Roses 1st Birthday Cakes and Cookies!
First up... the "big" cake! I was super nervous about the ombre ruffles cake. On the inside it was four layers of confetti cake and it was over 7" tall.
Then on the outside.... those ruffles were all vanilla buttercream in shades of pink. I used a Wilton tip #104 (I have several that size) and made 4 different bags with the shades of pink. That way I could move seamlessly from one color to the next.
To make sure I did equal sections of each color, I actually measured and gently marked the cake underneath. I was able to know ahead of time that 4 rows of ruffles for each color would work out perfectly!
For the smash cake, it was two layers of confetti cake and I used the same pink frosting to do the roses. I did a similar pink ombre roses cake here and you can check out that post for more details.
I wanted the cookies to be a good size and I wasn't crazy about the biggest "1" shape I had, so I improvised to get this shape. I used a "1" cutter and an "H" cutter from the Wilton 50 piece Cookie Cutters set... see how here:
I just rolled out my dough and first cut out the bottom shape with part of the "H", careful not to press in on the top half (with it turned sideways) then used the top part of the "1" cutter to get the little top serif on the one.
And that's it...
I know I say this all the time, but I really loved these goodies The soft pinks and ruffles and roses were simple but elegant and pretty - very girly!
What do you think? Do you have any questions about these cakes or cookies? Please leave me a comment and I'll answer and help out if I can!