Since I made an ombre heart soaps, I decided to make an ombre heart cake as well. This is the first youtube video I found and I made it. Mine did not turn out as pretty as his but the family liked the look of it. I only did a two layer cake which is more than enough for us.
Here is my version of this cake. I don't have a heart shape mold, so I just used my round mold and cut a triangle off on one side.
The cake I made was just a box of red velvet cake mix.
|Hubby said: are you going to do that all the way up?|
|Yes, all the way up and more.|
My 5 year old helped with the mixing of the colors and she had fun doing it. There are still streaks of the color not totally mixed in but the ombre idea is visible.
- 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine softened
- 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
- 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (approximately 1 lb.)
- 2 tablespoons milk
About 3 cups of icing.