Anyway, The Babe and I just happened to be visiting The Grandparents in Canada over the last month who wanted to host a BBQ for family and some friends on the Victoria Day Weekend...it also happened to my cousin's 17th (awwwwwwwwwww) birthday weekend. I no longer needed an excuse the Ombre cake was on the cards!
A while ago I fell in love with a purple Ombre cake covered in white buttercream and sprinkles. It looked amazing and although my cousin is a boy purple cake is pretty darn cool.
I had made 4 layers but once I started putting it all together I felt that 3 were enough. I sandwiched them with a lovely homemade blackberry jam (purple purple purple) and then, instead of buttercream, I whipped up a batch of Nigella's Chocolate Frosting from her Devil's Food Cake recipe in Kitchen. I love this "frosting" it firms up like a ganache but doesn't use cream. It is my go-to chocolate icing recipe. Try it...trust me.
Covered in handfuls of 100s and 1000s this cake was pretty awesome looking. The inside, of course, was a surprise....
Of course I Instagrammed the heck out of it...it is so awesome.