On the eve of a terrible, terrible essay becoming due, I decided I'd rather bake a cake instead (as you do). I will be regretting this decision in about 6 hours when I'm still up writing about the evolution of the seed. Oh well, who cares when this beautiful cake will make one little girl's birthday even more special. I've been wanting to make an ombre cake (or gradient cake, as I like to call them) for a while. I discovered that it's actually very easy to make.
1. Go exceptionally nuts and bake 3 sponge cakes. Make them each a different colour using gel food colouring. Stick with a nice colour palette.
3. Once all your cakes are on, you can go over them again with icing. It can be a bit rough because you'll add another layer of icing on later once the first layer is dry. Use your knife to blend the icing colours together.
4. As with anything for girls, sprinkle on lots of edible glitter to make it a bit special.
I'm in love with this cake. And I can't wait to hear about the surprise on discovering the gradient layers inside. Fun times!
Now, I really need to return to this blimmin essay. Wish me luck.