I wanted to try an ombre frosting technique for awhile so this seemed perfect. There are so many cool ways to make ombre frosting these days so I want to experiment more when I can.
If you read this blog you know I love cake surprises inside. So alternating layers of velvet wasn't good enough for me. I wanted checkerboard. I learned a lot from my American flag cake last year so I applied it here. Find 2 circles that are even in size in relation to the cake size. I used a kiddie plate from my son's kitchen and a cornstarch lid.
Using a serrated knife, cut around the circle in a straight up and down sawing motion. Separate layers.
Layers laid out. I will mention that any velvet flavor cake has a TB or so of cocoa powder. So these layers came out a deep pink and teal since blue + brown = teal. FYI. :)
Put layers back in alternating colors.
all 4 layers
The cake is assembled.
I made pink & blue onesies and feet, one side is pink, the other blue since she didn't know the sex. (It was a boy!)
I found these cute candy feet at Michaels so I used them for more punch.
Detail of ombre
Inside pic (it's a dark pic, but it's all I have) - you can see the checkerboard though.