Wednesday, August 24, 2011


This tye dye cake is so fun it must be called Caketastic - yeah, I know it isn't a word, but it's fun!!  =)  I am posting this cake "how to" because I have been asked about it several times since I made it.


Any white cake mix (I use FUNfetti!)
Ingredients listed on back of cake box (eggs/vegetable oil)
Food coloring
6 bowls


Prepare your cake mix and grease/flour your cake pan(s) as directed on the box. Separate the cake mix evenly into 6 bowls. Add food coloring to each bowl. Make the colors very vibrant. I make green, blue, purple, orange, yellow and red - but you could go with pastel colors or neon colors (you can find these in your grocery store or craft store). Now you can start adding the colors to your cake pan or pans. This cake can be made as a layer cake or a sheet cake - I have done both. The trick is to use a spoon and add the batter by the spoonful to the CENTER of the pan only. Do not pour the batter into the pan. Once you have completely added one color by the spoonfuls to the center of the pan, start with the next color adding that color by the spoonful to the center of your first color. If baking a sheet cake repeat with all colors. The batter will spread out to all colors of the pan by the time you are done. If baking a layer cake use three colors per pan. Bake as directed. Allow the cake or cakes to cool. Remove them from the pans and stack and/or ice them. Everyone will get a big surprise when they cut into this cake - lots of ooooos and ahhhhs!! =) This is a fun/easy cake to make that is VERY pleasing to the eye and a great conversation starter! 

Have comments, questions, suggestions, or a recipe you want me to try?  Let me know by commenting below.

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  1. I'm your third follower!!! :-) Oh and my mom makes cakes like this! It's so cool!


  2. Hi there! LOVE the blog name! lol This is a cute idea for a cake!! I will have to try that. Looking forward to what you come UO with next!