I used to be a big baker. Chocolate mostly, because I like it best, but fruit cakes and other cakes too. But the Boy is not a big cake eater, so baking slowed a little over the past 10 years. The one cake he does like is plain butter cake (along with sultana butter cake and Maidera cake from White Wings), but that’s a bit boring to make. Then one day Kris posted a link to this purple ombré cake, and the Boy was in love. His favourite colour is purple, so a multi-tinted purple, but otherwise plain, cake looked like heaven to him. The idea of the cake festered for a while – there’s no way I was making it for just the two of us. But today was the day. We had a couple of people over for a BBQ and the Boy lobbied hard for the purple cake. Given that I’ve been on holidays this week, I had the time, so I agreed. A couple of hours (more like three when all said and done), we have a reasonable facsimile of said cake:
Not perfect, but tasty if you like plain butter cake with plain vanilla butter cream and the odd sprinkle! I should have stayed with the dark purple on top and paid more attention to the level-ness of each layer, but the guests seemed impressed nonetheless.