Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Recipe: Tie Dye Birthday Cake!!

My Mikey turned 31 on Friday!!! What an old little Goober. Well..if you don't consider that he's only 5 months older than me. :)

We had a few of his friends over on Friday night and to celebrate I made him a funky little cake. Luckily he worked on Thursday night so I got everything ready then and surprised him with it Friday morning. He asked about what kind of cake it was and all I said was that it was a white cake. No lie there!! He didn't need to know that I had spend an hour hours slaving over a hot stove in order to get this done for him. OK, so it was like super easy and took me no time at all....but it looked like I did. I was so happy with how it turned out and decided I would share this recipe with all you lovelies out there today!!

I originally saw this idea on Facebook, but ended up youtubing a few different videos to make sure I did it right. I'm so excited with how it turned out. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome.

Tie Dye Birthday Cake
• 1 box white cake mix
• 3 eggs
• 1/4 cup oil
• 1 cup water
• food coloring in assorted colors
• non-stick spray

Preheat oven to 350ยบ and spray cake pans with non-stick spray. Prepare cake mix according to box directions. Separate equally into bowls for however many colors you want. 

Add desired amount of food coloring in order to achieve the color you would like. Pour each color into ziplock baggie and lock squeezing out any excess air.

Cut small hole in corner of baggie and start to drizzle one color at a time into cake pan. Layer colors on top of each other and repeat until all cake mix has been drizzled into pan. Give cake pans a few short drops onto counter or shake softly to get out all air bubbles

Bake according to package instructions or until toothpick comes out clean when stuck in the middle. Let cool. Frost with desired frosting and VOILA!! Enjoy!!

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  1. WOW, you did such a wonderful job, lady! That cake looks so pretty, I love the sprinkles. Tie dye cakes are a favorite of mine, because the surprise when you cut it is just so fun.

  2. So neat! I will try this but I have a feeling I would totally mess it up somehow!

  3. What a super cool birthday cake, and a great blog you have here! :-) I would love for you to share this over at my new link party Making Memories Mondays going on now!

  4. How pretty and fun is that cake! Love this recipe!

  5. What an awesome cake! Very impressive, lady!!!

  6. YUM! I've always wondered how to do this! It came out amazing, and I'm sure was delish :)

  7. How fun! I might just bake this cake just because :)

  8. This is SO fun, whether you're turning 1 or 31! :) I've done the layered rainbow cake, but I will absolutely try this next time. YAY! Thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday!

  9. Tye-dye cakes are my favorite cake after funfetti, which is really just the lazyman's tye-dye cake. I LOVE the negative space decoration, seriously. It makes me want to make a cake NOW. I sometimes add a dash of almond extract to the cake batter and it makes it extra delicious.

  10. This looks fantastic! What a great idea, love it. Much easier than what I thought too! Stopping by as a co-host from Turn it Up Tuesday. This post was my pick of the party and it will be featured this week. Congratulations!