Today I want to share with you the nice story behind this beautiful Easter Drip Cake.
When it comes to making cakes or desserts for my son’s school activities, I always forget it..and this cake was not the exception!!
Yesterday my son and me, spent the day doing Easter activities, I took him to the park for egg hunting and then we had a delicious picnic with other moms and their children and we were talking all the time about Easter plans.
And although the whole atmosphere shouts Easter, it was last night that I remember that today was my son’s Easter party at school!!
The same thing happened to me on Brownie’s day, you can read about it and find the brownie’s recipe clicking here.
So without wasting time, I jumped out of the chair and started to prepare one of the fastest cakes that I’ve ever made, luckily I already had the ingredients at home and it was just baking and decorating.
For this Easter Cake I wanted to make something special and colorful for the kids, so I decided to make a drip cake with a lot of sprinkles outside and for the inside I used an Ombre technique.
At the end of this post you’ll find a detailed explanation plus a picture, about how to make an Ombre Cake but first some details about this gorgeous Easter Drip Cake:
- This is 8″ cake filled with strawberry jam and iced with buttercream.
- The drip was made using white chocolate ganache colored in light pink.
- It was decorated with Easter sprinkles and lollipops.
- For the swirls on top I used this tip.
OMBRE CAKE TECHNIQUE
Ombre Cakes are colorful cakes where he colors used are graduated from light to dark (google def.)
To make this Ombre cake, I first made a white cake using this recipe from Edna de la Cruz.
With the completely white batter I filled half of a 8″ mold, previously prepared.
To the rest of the white batter I added a drop of red food coloring, then I mixed until obtain a light pink color and filled half of another 8″ mold, previously prepared.
To the rest of the light pink batter I added 5 more drops of red food coloring, then I mixed until obtain a dark intense pink color and filled half of another 8″ mold, previously prepared.
In this picture you can see the difference of colors in the molds before being taken to the oven:
At the time of assembling the cake and to achieve the Ombre effect I put the darkest layer at the bottom, the light pink layer at the middle and the white layer at the top.
Please, don’t be intimidated by this technique, it’s very easy to make and the final result is simply fabulous!!
And that’s it for today, I wish you a happy Easter and remember that the true meaning of this day is to celebrate with joy the resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
Thank you so much for reading, see you next time!!