PURPLE OMBRE CAKE
Continuing on the topic from previous post, the cake trend, Rainbow cake especially has taken Jakarta by storm. Every bakery/baker/home baker wants to get in on it. The price varies from moderate to expensive, which one you pick depends on your budget. Taste wise, most rainbow cakes are just vanilla flavor with butter cream or cream cheese frosting.
I sometimes wants to kick myself for being such a hard headed girl. I could easily just make & sell my own Rainbow cake to join the fanfare, but it just never sits right with me. I despise the use of THAT much food coloring, and if I don’t want to eat it, surely I won’t sell it. Then I came across this lovely cake on the internet, OMBRE CAKE. I read the recipe, and sure, they use food coloring also. But they’re so pretty with all the gradation colors of pink, purple, blue, etc. Then I thought to myself, “hey, if I can make a chocolate velvet cake, why not make ombre without food coloring?”
so the quest (to the market) begins. I bought blueberries & blueberry jam. I color each bowl of batter with blueberry juice & jam, to get the desired color, and i baked it. The result wasn’t all pretty, the colors didn’t pop out correctly. I made a second cake, but this time I added a few drops of purple coloring. I like the result much better, and I finally decided to compromise, just a little bit. A few drops is not the same as a spoon full, right? So, here’s my OMBRE CAKE with the combination of natural fruit & food coloring, resulting in a soft purple gradation that I love. It has a mellow blueberry flavor, with smooth cream cheese frosting. So pretty & delicious!
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