Mini Floral Ombre Cake

READY IN: 45mins


  • Cake
  • 18 14
    ounces French vanilla cake mix
  • 10
    drops food coloring (purple)
  • Butter cream frosting
  • 1
    cup butter
  • 2
    teaspoons milk
  • 12
    teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1
    pinch salt
  • 1 -2
    drop food coloring (purple)


  • For the cake: In a bowl, mix cake mix, eggs, water, vegetable oil per box directions.
  • Separate evenly into 4 different bowls.
  • Add purple food coloring to each bowl, each bowl with varying amounts so you get 4 different shades of purple; mix well.
  • Pour each bowl into separate baking pans.
  • Bake at 350F for 15mins or follow the box directions.
  • After the cake cools, use a small circular cookie cutter to make round cakes from each shade of purple.
  • To make buttercream frotsting, whip 2 sticks of butter with an electric hand mixer.
  • Add powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, salt , and a tiny amount of purple food color; mix well with an electric hand mixer.
  • To build the ombre cake, place one cake down, pipe in the buttercream frosting.
  • Place next shade and repeat until you have a stack of 4.
  • For the top of the cake, pipe in a design/shape of your liking.