Blue Ombre Cake its bright and gorgeous.
I have no set ideas about colours for cakes. That’s quite clear here, as you can see.
This beautiful Blue Ombre Cake is for an engagement, my nephews. They’ve chosen a blue theme for their wedding. I think it is going to be lovely.
When I was young, my Mother had her own superstitious beliefs about the colour of weddings. More specifically she believed that green weddings always spelled doom. When we were young each time we saw a bride with bridesmaids clad in green, she shook her head in disbelief that they could be so stupid. She was a perfectly normal parent, well other than her equally strange belief that opening an umbrella inside the house was bad luck. So except for weddings and rainy days everything was OK.
She believed she had documented evidence that every time green was involved in the nuptials it would end in tears. Her control test cases were two friends from teachers college, whose partnerships both dissolved within a few years of their marriage. I am not sure if her colour fears rubbed off on me but I certainly have a little nervous tick if an umbrella is opened indoors.
This Blue Ombre Cake is a chocolate layer cake filled with milk caramel chocolate buttercream and covered in a vanilla (though very blue) cream cheese icing.
A cake’s a cake though until you dress it up and this one had a pretty simple dressing up with some balls of rolled sugar icing, Maltezers and white chocolate drips. I like to put cakes like this on top of a nicely decorated board, it adds to the drama for such a small amount of work. I’ve stuck little multicoloured hearts and balls on with egg white mixed with some icing sugar till thick. (icing glue) make sure you put some extra icing in the centre of the board to stop the cake sliding around.
So, here’s the way it’s done at a blue wedding. Do you have any irrational fears about colours? Any superstitions I should know about?
- 500 ml coffee I use 2 cups instant coffee
- 600 gm caster sugar 3 cups
- 250 gm butter softened
- 50 gm dark cocoa
- 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
- 4 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 whole eggs
- 450 gm plain flour 3 cups
- 5 gm salt
- 300 gm caster sugar
- 80 ml water
- 5 whole egg white
- 450 gm butter room temperature, chopped
- 400 gm milk chocolate
- 1 teaspoon salted caramel flavouring
- 250 gm cream cheese Room temperature
- 500 gm butter room temperature
- 250 gm icing sugar mixture 2 cups
- 5 ml vanilla
- 300 gm white chocolate chocolate
- 100 ml cream
- 1 teaspoon glucose
- 1 tube royal blue food colouring