Wedding Wednesday’s: Make your own ombre wedding cake / 18

 

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Ok so I’ve heard of people making their own cakes, or getting friends and such to do it which is a really lovely way to incorporate your loved ones into the big day as well as saving some money. So I totally had a go at making a mini wedding cake. I’d have way to much excuse to gorge myself on cake if I had made like a three tier one.

I like good flavours, so I decided to do a victoria sponge, using blueberry jam and whipping cream with sicilian lemon flavours added to it. Then to give it the fancy look I did an ombre butter icing finish.

Ok so I used a simple sponge mixture, but did two batches of it. The following ingredients makes 1 batch. Don’t just double it at once, it’s easier jus to make separate batches.

200g Caster sugar

200g Softened butter

4 Eggs beaten

200g Self-raising flour

1 tsp Baking powder

2 tbs Milk

1tsp of lemon flavouring.

 

So cream together the butter and the sugar, beat the eggs in slowly, sift the flour in and add the other ingredients. I did two  batches of this mix, then separated each one into three cake tins, so I had 6 layers in total. They take 20 minutes to cook, or until golden brown and spongey.

 

So once they had cooled down, I cut round the edges to neaten them up, then whipped my whipping cream for the filling.

I got some jar brought ( I know, cheat) blueberry jam and alternated the fillings in-between the layers. You could put both in each layer but I decided to do one jam then one cream. Once I had built my cake, I made some basic butter icing and did a quick thin layer all around the cake and on top, just to mould the cake together and create a smooth surface for my ombre icing. I then popped it in the fridge for 10 minutes to cool.

 

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So I have never done ombre icing before so I looked at a few videos and this one here was best. I’d recommend watching it. I didn’t have a spatula so I used a butter knife..worked quite well in the end.. I used thick colouring gel to get my ombre colours, which I find to be better then the food colourings you get in the supermarkets. Look on ebay or on baking websites they should have them. But I did a another simple butter icing for the ombre effect and I am quite happy with how it turned out.

I finished the cake with some fresh blueberries on top. Now it’s s not a show stopper, but I think on a larger scale it would look rather pretty plus I did this in 3 hours,now just imagine if you took your time over it and you were good and cooking…possibilities are endless..

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Hope you enjoyed Wedding Wednesday’s today…i’m off to eat my weight in cake.