First of all let me start by giving a Happy Birthday shout out to my roommate and great friend Kris. This recipe is dedicated to her, since her sister and I ventured out and made this cake for her for her surprise party this past weekend. After doing some research on different DIY sites, I was able to pull off the ombre trend with ease. By leaving the oustide frosting white, the pink rainbow on the inside was a surprise for everyone! Note: this can be done in any array of color.
- 2 boxes white cake mix
- 3 containers of frosting (your choice, I used cream cheese; the birthday girl's favorite)
- Pink food coloring
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix cake mix according to boxed directions. Split evenly into 5 medium sized bowls. Start with first bowl and mix 1 drop pink food coloring. Mix well and set aside.
In second bowl add 2 or 3 drops of pink food coloring. Mix well and set aside. Continue to do this with each bowl so that the color of the cake mix gradually turns a deeper color pink as you move along.
Pour mix into 8x8 circular cake pans and bake for 15-20 minutes each, long enough that when you stick a toothpick in the center it comes out clean.
Remove cakes from pans and let cool to room temperature. If cakes are not flat on the top, use a long sharp knife to trim the tops of each cake to be flat.
Start with the darkest color of pink cake and place it on a cake platter. Frost the top with 1/4-12 inch worth of frosting. Add next lightest colored cake and frost, moving up to the top, which will be the lightest colored cake. Frost the entire outside of cake and top, covering up any coloring.