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Easy Ombre Smash Cake

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Some of you may or may not know this but I am not a Mommy yet. YET. 😉 I long for the days where I can be super Mom and plan the ultimate (and beautiful!) fun Birthday party! Ever since I started seeing these amazing looking smash cakes all over Pinterest I knew I just had to make one. But, I don’t have a baby or one coming close to their first Birthday, boo! Oh well! I may be jumping the gun a little here but I have this easy tutorial for you today for Baby’s first sugar!

Easy Ombre Smash Cake

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Pretty isn’t she… thanks! Want to know the secret to making this baby so easy?? Here’s a (major) hint:

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That’s right, Betty Crocker! Don’t worry, making a beautiful Birthday cake for your baby, or anyone is idiot proof with the help of Betty Crocker Party Rainbow Chip cake mix and Rich & Creamy Vanilla Frosting!

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With this tutorial you will be able to replicate this so on trend ombre frosting and wow your guests and little one! This recipe calls for two boxes of cake mix, that one you get one smash cake for your newly one year old and another for your guests!

Easy Ombre Smash Cake
 
 
Ingredients
  • 2 boxes Betty Crocker Party Rainbow Chip cake mix
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 Cup butter, melted
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 containers Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy Vanilla Frosting
  • blue gel food coloring
  • sprinkles (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mix two cake mixes with the water, butter (melt butter in microwave and let cool on the counter for about 10 minutes before adding to batter) and eggs. Mix with hand mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds until moistened. Mix on high speed for two minutes. Pour batter into two 9 inch round pans and 6 inch round pans that have been sprayed with baking spray. Bake at 350 to directions on the back of the box (the 6 inch cake pans will take a little longer) they are done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes in pan, then flip out of pan and let cool completely on wired rack before frosting.
  2. (You will repeat the next steps for the two different cake sizes) Carefully cut the top off of the bottom layer of cake so it is a flat surface. Top with a thin layer of frosting. Cut the top off the second layer so it is flat, place the second layer on top of the first, bottom side up so it is nice and flat. Add an extremely thin layer of frosting over the entire cake, using a flexible spatula. Place in the fridge for at least 10 minutes to set.
  3. Taking one jar of the vanilla frosting, place ½ of frosting in a bowl and the other ½ in another bowl. Color to one shade of the color of your choice and the other a medium shade of the same color. Using the darkest color, frost the bottom ⅓ of the cake with an off set spatula or flexible spatula. With the medium shade, frost the middle third of the cake. Add the plain vanilla frosting to the top ⅓ of the cake and thicker layer on top. Don’t worry if it looks crazy at this point, so did mine! Using an off set or flexible spatula, you are going to smooth down the sides and blend the colors. Have a clean bowl near by to scrap off any excess frosting. Starting at the bottom, apply light pressure enough to smooth the frosting, go around the entire bottom of the cake. Once you went around the whole cake, move the spatula up the side just above the smooth spot and go around the cake again until you have done the whole cake. Your ombre frosting is done!
  4. I also put the “1″ as decoration on the top in place of a candle. I just drew out a stencil of the number how I wanted it to look. Gently pressed it to the top of the cake and filled in the stencil with sprinkles.

 Step by Step Directions

Mix two cake mixes with the water, butter (melt butter in microwave and let cool on the counter for about 10 minutes before adding to batter) and eggs. Mix with hand mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds until moistened. Mix on high speed for two minutes. Pour batter into two 9 inch round pans and 6 inch round pans that have been sprayed with baking spray. Bake at 350 to directions on the back of the box (the 6 inch cake pans will take a little longer) they are done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes in pan, then flip out of pan and let cool completely on wired rack before frosting.

(You will repeat the next steps for the two different cake sizes) Carefully cut the top off of the bottom layer of cake so it is a flat surface.

Top with a thin layer of frosting.

Cut the top off the second layer so it is flat, place the second layer on top of the first, bottom side up so it is nice and flat. Add an extremely thin layer of frosting over the entire cake, using a flexible spatula. Place in the fridge for at least 10 minutes to set.

Taking one jar of the vanilla frosting, place 1/2 of frosting in a bowl and the other 1/2 in another bowl. Color to one shade of the color of your choice and the other a medium shade of the same color.

Using the darkest color, frost the bottom 1/3 of the cake with an off set spatula or flexible spatula.

With the medium shade, frost the middle third of the cake.

Add the plain vanilla frosting to the top 1/3 of the cake and thicker layer on top. Don’t worry if it looks crazy at this point, so did mine!

Easy Ombre Smash Cake, step by step tutorial for ombre frosting! Easier than you think. #GetYourBettyOn #ad

Using an off set or flexible spatula, you are going to smooth down the sides and blend the colors. Have a clean bowl near by to scrap off any excess frosting. Starting at the bottom, apply light pressure enough to smooth the frosting, go around the entire bottom of the cake. Once you went around the whole cake, move the spatula up the side just above the smooth spot and go around the cake again until you have done the whole cake. Here is a link to a YouTube video that helped me a lot.

Your ombre frosting is done! I also put the “1” as decoration on the top in place of a candle. I just drew out a stencil of the number how I wanted it to look. Gently pressed it to the top of the cake and filled in the stencil with sprinkles. Super easy!

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Now, you know me, here are a bunch of pictures so you can really take in the beauty of these cakes!

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Can you believe this came out of a box and can?! Seriously, you are going to blow your guests away!

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And, party rainbow chip cake on the inside?! I’m pretty sure that’s everyone’s favorite.

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You can do this, I promise! Now, go get that party planning started. I’ve got your smash cake covered.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Betty Crocker . The opinions and text are all mine.


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2 Wonderful Comments

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    August 26, 2014

    Awesome! I love using cake mixes: they taste great, and it makes everything so much faster 🙂 Beautiful ombre too. Pinned! I would love for you to share this post at my Create & Share Link Party tonight (7:00 PM MST)! Hope to see you there 🙂 http://designsbymissmandee.blogspot.com/

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    Karly says:
    September 2, 2014

    Totally adorable! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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