Yep, we had another party. My BFF Kelly had her birthday last week so of course we had to have a party and celebrate. I wanted to bake a cake for her and I got an idea and ran with it. My friend Sharon came over to help me and totally went along with my cuckoo bananas idea. I remembered seeing an ombre cake on Pinterest a while back and that's where I got my idea from so run with it we did!
Kelly's favorite color is blue so we decided to do shades of blue. We took a cake mix and prepared it according to the directions and then divided it into four glasses which we then colored blue.
We baked two layers at a time in pans that we greased with butter and powdered sugar (yahoo answers tip there - actually worked pretty well!). We just made sure to check on them sooner than the package said since we made 4 layers instead of 2.
My lovely accomplice!
With the first 2 layers in the oven, we were free to dance!
Then back to work... I assembled the bottom 2 layers and frosted while Sharon got the top two layers into the oven.
Then Sharon assembled the next two layers once they were ready.
And the finished product. Check out this bad bay - with a 'K' for Kelly!
Of course I had to take a picture with it. =)
And the birthday girl with the birthday banner (a tradition for any friend who has a birthday).
And of course, the inside of the cake.
If you know me by now, I totally neglected to pick up birthday candles since Sharon's party a few weeks ago soooo Kelly also got the privilege of blowing out the soy candle. =)
Here's what we were left with by the end of the night.
I'm so glad the cake actually turned out properly and go Pinterest for another inspiring idea! =)