Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tie-Dye Birthday Cake

Welcome to Tyna's Tie-Dye Cake Tutorial. 

So, I made a tie-dye cake for my friend, Lindsey's, 30th birthday.

I got the idea from Bird on a Cage. It was pretty cool, so I tried it. I will cut into it tomorrow and post an update of the inside, but here is what I have so far. *Updated with photo

I used:
Betty Crocker Super Moist Vanilla Cake x 2
Betty CrockerGel Food Coloring (Neon)
McCormick Assorted, Blue Food Coloring
CakeMate Squeeze Icing, Classic Colors Blue
Instead of oil I used Mott's applesauce. Used the called for amount 1/3 cup.
Egg Whites
Whipped Vanilla Frosting

Divide the batter into equal parts.

Add color to the batter.

Layer colors with 1/2 cup scoops one on top of the other. Repeat until gone.

(Very pleasing to the eye.)

To make a star-burst design use a toothpick and run it from the center out.

To make a flower design: 
Run a toothpick from the outside toward the center. Once in the center, make a circle.

When the cake is baked, cut off the top to make it level and munch the yumminess or make cake balls.

(The rainbow mess)

Ice it all over. A crumb layer isn't necessary.

I forgot to take a photo but on the top of the icing, but I made rings of each gel food coloring (lighest to darkest). I tried to do the same on the sides, but it came out clumpy, but the final product was still a success. 

I used a new paintbrush and made swipes from the center to the edge and then edge to the center, alternating between the two so it would look different.

(Note: make sure to wipe the brush after each swipe.
 Once I was done, I used the bottom edge of the gel coloring and made a spiral, starting from the center and working my way out.)

Then, I created a star-burst using the bottom edge of the gel.

I did the same thing on the sides.

And this is the final product.


The inside



  1. So fun! My 8year old grand daughter will LOVE this!

  2. Did you make small swipes with the icing and color?