Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tis the Season to ...Party?

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! =)


Faith said...

Oh wow! What an awesome cake! Such an amazing idea! I would love to do something like this one day!

Summer-Raye said...

YESSS! What an awesome cake. LOOVE it

ashley (redonk runner) said...

What a fun cake!!!

The Atwoods said...

Fun and colorful cake!! What a sweet and thoughtful friend you are!

Stephanie @ Blonde Highlights said...

That's awesome!!!! I love the cake! What a great idea!!!

Hope you are having a great day!! XOXO

Red Roses and Crystal said...

I like how you graduated the blue from dark to light. So clever and will store this idea for trying one day.

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

You girls always have the best fun! I wanna come celebrate my birhtday with you! lol! Angie xo

claire said...

awesome job! i have seen those ombre cakes... i am NEEDING a pink one! said...

What a pretty cake! I love blue too. At first I thought you making blue cocktails.
I had to go look up that birthday banner. My dd and I are both big fans of The Office and I made her a banner for her party last year.

Here's the link:

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Fashion Meets Food said...

What a fun cake. I have always seen people do different colored layers, but have never tried it myself. Might have to do a blue one! xo

Kara @ June & Bear said...

love the ombre cake. glad you had fun.

Lovelyladyjb said...

love the ombre cake! looks delish!

new follower!

Happy holidays!

Lost&Found said...

That cake looks SOOO good! And so pretty! I want to make one :)

Hope you have a great week!