Say farewell to the sombre shades of winter and get acquainted with Spring’s current ‘ombre’ hues. Dipped, dyed, and dripping with colour graduating from light to dark tones, just like an oversized paint strip. Ombre-essence is creating quite a buzz in fashion and home decor, showing up in everything from shower curtains, nail polish, celebrity locks, to flowing frocks. The trend that reportedly started it all………. wedding cakes, thats right, those tall tiers of rolled fondant and buttery whipped frosting are now enhanced artistically with monochromatic colouring and in high demand for brides-to-be.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this Spring’s selection of edible and wearable ombres-
From Maggie Austin Cake, freshly picked lilacs add texture and fragrance to the crowning layer of this exquisite design.
Peachy keen, and all geared up for afternoon play dates! Glam up a plain white T with a frill trimmed bolero, knit in Katia Degrade , sizes ranging from two to ten years. Pattern available in Katia Book no 53. ‘Pumpkin’ (shown above).
Surprise! Did you know ombre cakes have graduated stripes on the inside too? A rosette swirl design from Gloria’s Treats, baked with five layers of deliciousness.
A yummy tower of sunshine yellow sweetness from Martha Stewart Weddings.
Zesty citrus shading makes this bell-shaped suntop look especially cool and comfortable, knit in Katia Degrade. Pattern available in Katia Book no 53, sized for tykes from two to ten. ‘Lime’ (shown above).