On October 3rd, my little sister Samantha turned 15. (She got her permit on the 4th and we're all scared. Just kidding.) Last Sunday, we celebrated her birthday with a small family get together at my dad's house. Sam asked me in September if I could make her a pink ombre cake (from white cake) with lemon buttercream frosting. I figured that would be easy enough, but now that the task is done, I've learned some lessons.
I was so excited to make this cake though because I've seen it on Pinterest and I recently got a turn table and an off-set spatula, which made the frosting so much easier and way more fun. They're cake decorating musts! I just guessed on how much dye each layer would need. In the darkest layer, I put 9 drops of red, then I went down to 6, then 3, then 0. Next time, I think I would put 10 in the darkest and 1 in the lightest. I didn't really love that the bottom layer wasn't pink at all, but maybe some people do.