I always wondered how people got those amazing cakes with different colors and swirls and tie-dyes on the inside. I just assumed that it was some lengthy process of baking different colored cakes and assembling them in some creative way. (For real. I know.)
When my daughter said that she wanted a Alice in Wonderland Cheshire cat birthday cake that “was different color swirls on the inside,” I knew it was time to learn how to do it. I was pleasantly surprised when I learned how easy it is. It’s definitely a technique we’ll use in the future now!
Tie Dye, Camouflage or Layered Colors with Cake Batter
- 1-2 Boxes of White Cake Mix + ingredients to make the cake
- Gel colorings
- Mix cake batter according to directions on the box. (Make the version using only egg whites so that the cake mix is white instead of yellow.)
- Divide the cake batter into as many bowls as you want colors.
- Drop 1-2 drops of gel food coloring into each different bowl. Mix each bowl until the desired color is achieved.
- In the cake pan (round or long), scoop ¼ cup cake mix batter (first color) and pour into pan. (If you are using a long pan, place two round scoops, so there are two round scoops side-by-side.)
- Then, drop the next color in a ¼ cup scoop on top of the base color. Repeat process with all colors until the cake mix is gone.
- Bake cake according to package directions.
If you want a more tie-dyed or camouflaged cake, drop the batter side-by-side in the pan instead of top of each other.
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