Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Pastel Ombré Birthday Cake and a GIVEAWAY!

It's a week of birthday cake baking around here, and first on the list was this pastel ombré birthday cake for a sweet little 7-year-old. My client requested that pink, purple and teal be used in the cake and the rest was left up to me. It's always fun to have a little creative leeway and try new ideas. Each of the three cake layers is tinted a different color to match the frosting.

The cake itself is a vanilla cake with a strawberry filling and a vanilla buttercream. The same cake I did for Avery's 2nd birthday last month. You can find the full recipe here.


I'm also giving away one of these 10" white cake stands from Target. 

To enter:

1.) Follow me on instagram: @cakebycourtney
2.) Like this post on instagram and tag a friend, or two, or three, in the comments
3.) For an extra entry, leave a comment on here too!

Giveaway ends Friday, September 18th at 10pm EST. Winner will be announced on instagram Sunday night. (Open to U.S. residents only).


  1. Courtney! You're so talented and I love this color combination. I'd love to win this giveaway. ☺️

  2. So cute!!
    I'm totally going to try this recipe.
    Thanks for blogging 😘

  3. I'm obsessed with your blog!!! And cake in general 😍

  4. I am so impressed by what you are doing Courtney! These cakes are al incredible and inspire me to want to slap on an apron and start baking.

  5. Loving this--so cute, Courtney!

  6. I love your blog!!! excited to try some recipes on here :)

  7. Beautiful cake and stand. Love your blog.

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