How to Make a Pretty Pink Striped Ombre Cake (VIDEO)

When I saw it, I knew I had to have it: A pink striped ombre birthday cake from the Daily Candy. Ombre, or color that gets progressively darker or lighter, is a trend that shows no sign of leaving us anytime soon. In cake form, it's so pretty, and I could picture exactly how to make it -- maybe with just a few minor tweaks to make it easier to pull off. Here's our version of the cake: Four layers using whipped cream instead of frosting. Think this looks too complicated to pull off? No way! It's actually a lot easier than you'd think. I'll show you how.

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You'll need some white or vanilla cake batter, food coloring, and at least two cake pans. One of the things I like about this cake is that you don't frost the sides. You want to see those stripes! Here's how to make it.

There you go. I happen to love the pink for spring, but this cake would look fabulous any other color: Purple, blue, green. And like I said, if you want to use a light, fluffy frosting, that should work. I think more whipped cream on the top with some berries or edible flowers would totally make this cake over the top.

What do you think -- is this striped cake worth the little extra effort?

 

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