Now I really enjoy baking and was excited for the opportunity to bake a birthday cake for Ombretta. I had seen this cake on Pinterest from the blog Once Upon a Pedestal and decided (at the last minute) this would be such a fun cake to try to make for her. I always have these grandiose ideas of making these elaborate things and always seem to bite off more than I can chew. But I still started putting it together a couple of hours before they were supposed to get here.
I don't have many pictures of the preparation because, like I had said, I was whipping this together at the last minute. The original blog post has great step by step instructions. I will just throw in my 2 cents. I started off with one white cake mix. I prepared it following the egg white steps so I would not get the yellow tint from the yolks like the blog suggested. I took half of that batter and separated that into four little bowls and added food coloring until I got the color I wanted. (I used a lot to get brighter, richer colors.) My step mom had bought me a cake pop pan and was especially grateful that day to have it. Each color made about four balls each and I baked them for about 20 minutes.
Colorful Cake balls!
After that, I prepared the other cake mix. So now I have one and a half cake mixes prepared. I put a thin layer of mix on the bottom of the pan, placed some cake balls randomly in the pans and then covered them up as much as I could. Now in the original blog, she used 3 six inch round pans. Well, Target only had nine inch pans when I was shopping last minute so that is what I used. When they first came out of the oven they seemed too skinny. That is when I started second guessing myself and thought this grandiose idea was going to back fire on me. I was kind of sweating while waiting for them to cool thinking it was just going to come out awful. But seriously,there is nothing a little (or a lot) of icing can't fix. I just layered it thick to fill in the spaces and it came out a little lopsided but not too bad. Hooray!