Ombre Buttercream Layer Cake

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This week I have been looking around the internet and have been inspired by naked cakes, coloured cakes, cakes with pretty piping (and you know I love piping buttercream), so I thought I would combine these all together to create one pretty buttercream layer cake. This cake is quick and easy and gives a really pretty effect, which would be perfect for beginners looking to create a simple but striking cake design.

So for this weeks video tutorial I created a pink ombre layer cake sandwiched between pretty layers of coloured buttercream…

Pink Ombre Buttercream layer cake

The cake was made from 4 layers of my vanilla sponge cake (click here for the recipe) which I coloured in varying shades of pink to create the ombre effect. The cakes did need trimming slightly to reveal the pink colours, so depending on hte size of the cake you need you may want to bake it slightly larger just to allow for this. Once cut I sandwiched the layers between piped layers of coloured buttercream using 4 different piping tips, the 1M, the 6B, the 195k and a round open end tip, to create different textured dome shapes.

Ombre Layer Cake

I really love how this cake came out, especially the top. It makes such a difference to just a normal cake covered in buttercream, and as you cut the cake all the different shades come through. You can also make it in any colour to match your theme.

Ombre buttercream layer cake

For this cake you will need quite a firm buttercream and you can find the recipe I used in my tutorial section. As the layers of cake settle from the weight of the ones above it does push the domes down slightly giving a ring of pretty textured buttercream in the 4 different shades. I really hope you like the cake and if you would like to watch the full tutorial just click on the video below:

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Tools I used

I have also put a link below to some of the tools I used throughout this video:
6B piping tip:
Open Circle piping tip:
1M piping tip:
195k piping tip
Piping bags I use:
Raspberry Food Colour:

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pink ombre layer cake

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  1. Hi Lynsey, can I use SMBC instead of pure buttercream? I want a lighter texture but i’m afraid it might affect the piping in between layers. Also, do u think buttermilk cake would work instead of sponge cake?
    Thank u!

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Hi, I’m Lynsey and welcome to Cakes by Lynz. I LOVE everything cake! Here you will find all my latest cake decorating video tutorials from my YouTube channel, reviews and general cake ramblings!

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