Similar to my Pink Ombre Cupcakes, these beautiful Blue Ombre Cupcakes are easy to re create. In this demonstration I used my silky smooth Italian Buttercream recipe and my moist Dutch Chocolate Cupcakes recipe. You can use any other frosting that is stable and makes it easy to pipe along with a tasty cupcake recipe.
One of the best things about this technique is that you only need one food colour, which you will use in different quantities to create a gradient colour hue to achieve the “Ombre” effect. In French this means “shaded” or in other words the gradual blending of colours within the same hue. I used four piping tips which are very similar star tips in different sizes. The tips I used are Wilton tip 8B, Wilton tip 6B, Wilton tip 4B, and Wilton tip 199.
Watch my full step by step video and read through my list of items and instructions below.
Items you will need and Instructions:
-Watch my how to video posted above.
-A cupcake recipe.
-A frosting recipe.
-Piping tips of similar characteristics to create a gradual piping technique. In my demonstration I used piping tips Wilton tip 8B, Wilton tip 6B, Wilton tip 4B, and Wilton Tip 199.
-Piping bags. I used four, 12″ sized disposable piping bags.
-Food colouring of choice. I used Rainbow Dust ProGel colour Ice Blue.
-Four Separate bowls to divide the colours. I began by adding food colouring to make the darkest blue in one bowl. Then, the second bowl had less food colouring to make a gradual lighter blue. The third bowl had much less food colouring than the second to create the lightest blue of all. No food colouring was added to the fourth bowl.
-Spoons or metal spatulas to add the frosting into the piping bags and to mix the food colour into the frosting.
-Food clips or similar to seal the piping bags. I use food clips from Ikea.
Don’t forget to leave me a comment if you have any questions 🙂