Thursday, February 25, 2016

Ombre Rosette cake - Eggless vanilla cake with Caramel frosting

Ombre  = Gradient and Rosette = formation resembling a rose.
So a Ombre Rosette cake means gradient cake from dark to light and frosting decorations in the form of a rose.

These are in trend right now in birthdays,Anniversaries .and much more.Honestly do you need a reason to bake a cake ?..No :) ...I made this cake for a friend's surprise baby shower.

This cake is two tiered and has 5 layers of cake. The bottom tier has 3 and the top has 2.The filling is caramel frosting.It goes really well with the Vanilla cake .

Teal Ombre Rosette Cake

The baby topper is made with marshmallow fondant which I made from scratch .First I made the babies and then wrapped them in quilted blanket and this added more cuteness to this cake.I made 2 babies, one in pink and one in Teal .We found out at last minute that she is having a boy , so I made a the cake in Teal blue.

Handmade Fondant Baby
I am planning to write  a separate post about these fondant babies.Step by step with pictures so you all can try these too.

This recipe makes 16 cupcakes (or) 3 layer 9 inch cake (or) a single layer half sheet cake.

Eggless Vanilla Cake

  • All purpose flour - 3 cups
  • Baking powder - 2 tsp
  • Baking soda -1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Butter - 1/4 cup or half stick
  • Sugar - 2 cups
  • Vanilla Extract - 2 tblsp
  • Sour cream original - 2 cups
  • Zest (Skin)of lemon using a grater - 1/2 tblsp
  • Cannola oil - 1/2 cup


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease your cake pan with butter..Then add flour and coat them.Pat the cake pan to remove excess flour.
  • Cream together butter and sugar in stand mixer or hand mixer in high speed until light and fluffy.Add sour cream ,lemon zest ,oil and mix again in low-medium speed.
  • In a separate bowl add flour,baking powder,baking soda,salt and mix well.
  • Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients little by little and mix them in low speed.Do not over beat them.Mix until you get a thick batter.
  • This recipe makes 16 cupcakes (or) 3 layer 9 inch cake (or) a single layer half sheet cake.
  • Pour the cake batter into the cake pan .Fill just half of the pan and spread it evenly.
  • Bake for around 20-25 min.Insert a toothpick to the center of the cake.If it comes out clean them the cake is done.
  • Remove from oven and allow them to cool completely.Carefully remove cake by inserting a blunt knife on side of the pan.Invert the cake pan over a plate or wire rack .The cake comes out smoothly.

Beautiful gradient cakes ready to be layered

Caramel Buttercream Frosting 

Ingredients :

  • Softened butter/unsalted butter at room temperature - 4 sticks(2cups)
  • Powdered sugar - 4 cups
  • Hersheys Caramel syrup - 1/2 cup
  • Milk - 1 tsp

  • Beat butter in high speed in a mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add powdered sugar in batches.
  • Add milk and caramel syrup.
  • Beat until smooth and glossy in medium -high speed.

Take 1/4 th of a batch and add 4 drops of  Wilton gel color-Teal.

Using a 1M star tip from Wilton pipe little rosettes close to each other.Start from the darkest color on the bottom.Add more white frosting to remaining colored frosting so u get a lighter shade.Repeat until u reach the top.

Star piping from the bottom

Beautiful rosettes piped on the two tiered cake

Baby shower cake