With peach season upon us, I wanted to make something sweet, scrumptious and pretty. After a bit of research, my friend Monica and I created the Sweet Peach Layer Cake with peach ombre icing.
I let the cakes cool overnight, then Monica came over to make our vanilla buttercream frosting, via Martha Stewart. Monica trimmed the top of each cake to even out each layer. (I'm a fan of this amazing video by Libbie Summers, How to frost a layer cake, both informative and adorable)
Between the layers, Monica applied a coat of icing, then topped it with a mix of one chopped sweet peach and a couple tablespoons of peach jam (we used Emily G's Peach Marmalade). Experiment with your favorite sweet peach concoction.
Next, she applied a crumb coat of icing around the entire cake.
I wanted a peach ombre icing for this sweet treat. Monica found this tutorial and it worked perfectly, no matter which ombre colors you desire.
All you need is a bit of patience and this type of icing is easy and fun to do. For the final touch, we added a sweet peach on top. But of course...
Instagram your own Sweet Peach dessert with the hashtag #sweetpeachsweetspots
Photos and Content: Sweet Peach First and last pic: Whitney Ott Photography