Ann Reardon

Pink Ombre Cake Recipe How To

ombre cake recipe

Inspired by the ombre fashion trend this pink ombre cake is super easy and will delight your friends at your next party. You can just as easily turn it into a blue ombre cake or purple ombre cake but for my liking the rose pink is the way to go.

pink ombre cake

You will need:
Three 20cm (7.87 inches) round cakes (any flavour you like) baked and completely cooled. If you want to use the perfect sponge cake recipe you will need to make one and a half times the recipe to make three cakes.
Three quantities of simple buttercream recipe
One bottle of liquid food colour (here I used rose pink)
Plate or cake stand to present your cake on.

Make your butter cream in various shades and place it into ziplock bags
ombre cake recipe
Follow the video for easy piping directions

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136 Comments View Comments

  1. What frosting do you think is best to make roses with ?

    • If you wish to decorate your cake with frosting roses or flowers, buttercream frosting is a good option.

    • Tanya is that you?

  2. Hi Ann I am making this for my Grandmas birthday. Can I use gel food colouring for this or do I have to use liquid?

    • Hi Olivia, Yes you definitely can.

      • Rating: 3.5

        I gave it go but wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for, but it still tasted yummy!

  3. Hi Anne! Is this a 6 inch or 8 inch cake? Thanks 😉

    • Hi Sarah, A 20cm round tin is an 8 inch tin.

  4. Hello Ann! I watched you video and it said to make a triple batch and I’m not completely sure how to do that… Do you x3 all of the ingredient quantities and mix it in one big bowl? Please let me know ASAP!

    • Hi Lynsie, You will need to make one and a half times the cake recipe to make the three layer cake.
      You will need Three quantities of simple buttercream recipe. You can mix the buttercream in one bowl, then seperate it into smaller bowls before colouring.

  5. Hi Ann,
    I’m 12 years old and am hoping to make a cake like this for a school fundraiser! Raising awareness for people with dementia!
    I was wondering where I could find all the quantities or printout recipe for this cake please?

    • Hi Caitlin, That sounds like a great idea. There is a link on the blog for Ann’s sponge cake recipe and buttercream. If you click on those links it will take you to the page with all the quantities.

  6. Hey Ann I’m making this for my mum and dad’s 30th anniversary. hope it looks as good as yours. Can’t wait to make it!

    • Hi Sara, Post a photo of your creation. We would love to see how it turns out.

  7. Rating: 5

    Our 12 year old nieces showed us this website. Made the ombre cake for Easter, it was a huge hit!
    Did the middle layer pink for some extra fun. A beautiful cake for a special occasion. Looks great on a pretty cake plate.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Maddie, Your ombre cake looks amazing! Well done!

  8. Hey Ann,
    I’m making a cheesecake and would love to do this design. However, I think the buttercream frosting is too rich to use on cheesecake. Can I use a stabilized whipped cream frosting or would you recommend something else?

  9. Rating: 5

    Loved this recipe- thanks Ann!

  10. hey Ann, how tall do you think this cake would be??

    • Hi shar approx 18cm

  11. Hello Ann

    Can I frost the cake one day in advance? If so, how should I store the frosted cake until the next day?


    • Hi Amy, yes you can, store in the fridge 😀

  12. Hello Ann

    Can I frost the cake one day in advance? If so, how should I store the frosted cake until the next day?


  13. Rating: 5

    Hi! Just wanted to say thanks for sharing, my daughter and I made this today. We did it in rainbow though, the frosting was a bit too soft (it was because we used cheapo food coloring and added more to get the intenseness) but it looked really good and tasted great!

    • great, well done Stephani

  14. I’m going to the store to buy some frosting, just how many ounces of frosting should I buy?

    • Instead just mix butter and and icing sugar

  15. I’m 11 and I made this for my cousins birthday and she loved it. Thanks so much for the recipe 🙂

    • But it defiantly didn’t look like yours

    • well done Charlotte

  16. This recipe look so cool, I love bakeing but since I am only 10 yrs old sometime my desserts are not so successful. Thanks for the recipe! 😀

  17. I am using a cream cheese frosting for a two layer cake (20 cms round each cake) how much frosting do u think I need ?

    • Hi Nora, I wouldn’t use cream cheese frosting for the outside of this cake, you could use it for the filling between layers but use a buttercream or whipped ganache for the outside.

  18. Hi there

    thanks for this recipe just what im after for my twins birthday cake, how soon before the day can i prepare this cake? I imagine it is only 1 day prior… at room temperature or refrigerate?

    • Hi Rachel, the fresher the better with cakes, so yes the day before is good

  19. Por fin encontré una guía, superespecial y elegante para mi afición.


    • Gracias

  20. I am going to make it for my mom’s birthday too!

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