I couldn’t decide on the perfect cake to celebrate my little girl turning one. So I did what any normal person would do – I made three cakes.

It’s possible I regretted this decision as I frantically frosted while the list of things yet to do grew longer and longer as time went on. But in the end there were three. Every little girl needs three cakes at her birthday.

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Many of you commented on the gradient cake from this post. Layers of pink fondant subtly change in tone creating a sweet, modern looking cake. In the name of birthday parties everywhere, my husband and I created a video to show the process of creating this cake.

I used Fondarific Buttercream Antique White Fondant and also Fondarific Buttercream Red Fondant. As lovely as this fondant smells I still prefer to peel mine off rather than eating it. My children, however, love the stuff.

You will also need a frosted cake, water and a paintbrush, a straight edge (or a good eye), pizza cutter (or sharp knife), rolling pin, and powdered sugar to keep the fondant from sticking.

Begin by covering your cake in a 1/4″ thick layer of fondant.

Roll out the darkest color of the gradient to about 1/8″ thick and cut into two roughly 1″ strips. Use powdered sugar to prevent sticking. Apply a small amount of water to the back of the strips than place on the base of the cake. Apply both strips then add some white to the first gradient color to create a lighter tone. Continue the process until you reach the top of the cake.

Keep the seams in the same place.

There it is.

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80 Responses to “Video: Gradient Cake”

  1. Crystal Malek

    I love the cake, of course, but I adore the video!!! Great job, Gabe!! I was going to ask about the tattoo, but scanned above and saw what it was. Such a cute idea!! It brings great joy to my heart to see married couples still crazy about one another after so many years + babies. :)

  2. Ella

    Love this cake! im going to make one for my sisters birthday:) great, well made video. Thanks:)

  3. Krystal Low

    great video ! love how creative it is , btw , mind telling me what’s the song you put in the video ? thanks !

  4. Mercè

    I Love your blog and I make many of yours recipes always with a fantastics results.
    I’ll try to make this cake for my sister birthay, it’s wonderful.
    What is the pink colour that you used for this cake?
    Congratulations for your blog, your recipes and your wonderful pictures.

  5. kleurplaaten

    De titel Video: Gradient Cake | Not Without Salt is zeker passend geselecteerd voor het thema psv kleurplaten.
    Ik moet zeggen dat ik je column bovendien ook gemakkelijk heb doorgenomen


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