I finally got to make an ombre cake! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!! You may remember my yucky first attempt at a buttercream purple ombre cake...not pretty at all. Well I made this cake for my good friend, Kathryn. Last year I made her a quilt cake for her 30th. This year her hubby requested a cake but left the design up to me. I found out her favourite colour was burnt orange (kind of like a sunset) so I thought an ombre cake in reddy-orange tones would be perfect!
I didn't do the inside of the cake ombre for two reasons, 1) her favourite flavour cake is chocolate and 2) it looks like a crap-load of work! I was SO happy with the outcome! I covered the entire cake in a light orange fondant firstly (the lightest shade of orange for the cake) then basically cut long strips of fondant and stuck them on to the cake one on top of the other (adding more red and yellow colouring to the fondant each time)
I made a fondant material rose bud (did that just make sense?) roughly from a tutorial I found on Pinterest. Let that sit over night then popped on top the morning it was due. Then tadaaa!