Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ombre Real Strawberry & Champagne Cake

It's no secret I love pink, champagne and all things sweet, so I was super excited to make this cake for the "His and Hers" couples shower we threw our friends. You can see all the details from the shower here and as you can guess, this was on the "Hers" side of the dessert table and it was delish.

Did I mention it's also PERFECT for Valentine's Day?!
It's been awhile since I turned on my great-grandmothers Kitchen Aid and it was so nice to get back to baking!

I pulled together this cake from a few different recipes to fit my timeframe and what I had on hand. I found the frosting recipe from Paula Deen, here. The champagne cake was from Beantown Baker and can be found here. Just make sure to dry out your strawberries so they don't leak and make the cake slide. I also put it in the fridge for a couple hours before the party to solidify it since there's cream cheese in the frosting. 
I made a game time decision to do the three layers different colors so it would be ombre. To look as impressive as it does, it really is the easiest thing ever! Just separate out the batter evenly, pick your color, and add different amounts of food coloring in that color to the batter.
Just to make sure we don't leave the guys out, you can find the recipe for the Hard Cider cake and the Fireball Whiskey icing here from If you Give A Blonde A Kitchen
Now go try these recipes, they're SOOO delicious! 
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