This ombre cake is so beautiful, it looks like it bloomed into being via magic, but the only magic here is how the genius at Cake Style uses some simple glass bowls to create the marvelous effect.

Even though this confection was made as a “smash cake” for a baby’s first birthday, but we think it’s pretty enough for any age and almost too lovely to eat, let alone smash! You’ll feel the same after you watch how she makes these roses come to life in the video below.

You can make this concoction using your favorite cake and buttercream recipes. Just grab your icing tools – including a number 104 piping tip – and some food coloring, and you’re on your way to a gorgeous dessert!

What do you think of it? Would you use it as a “smash cake,” or do you think it’s more grown-up?