Peace Sign Tie-Dyed Birthday Cake {with Tutorial}

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How to Make Tie-Dyed Cake

Be sure to check out the more recent Rainbow & Peace Sign Wonky Birthday Cake

Over this past weekend, I baked up a really fun cake!  For Jordan’s birthday, she wanted a cake that was tie-dyed on the inside with a peace sign on the outside.

She had been at Kaylees party with the Wonky Peace Sign Rainbow cake and she wanted the same bright colors, but slightly different!

So, here’s how I made the tie-dyed cake in 10″ pans (I had a little batter left over).  Sorry about the photo quality… my laptop is in the shop and the computer I’m using won’t read my SD cards, so I took those pics with my cell phone and transferred them from it.

I doubled my recipe for vanilla cake,  then divided the batter evenly into 6 bowls.  I used Ateco Electric gel colors and made each bowl of batter a different “electric” color: pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, & purple.

Then I started spooning the batter randomly into the prepared pans until they were about half full (again, I had some leftover, but I didn’t want to over fill them and the middle not cook!)…

After baking them, I flipped them out onto a cooling rack…

By the way, I used 2 identical Wilton pans, baked them side-by-side in the oven for the same amount of time… and one got “browner” than the other.  Anybody know why?  I don’t!

Anywho…then I leveled the tiers (I love how bright these colors are!!).

After I cooled them, I stacked and filled them (like in this tutorial), frosted them, and made a fondant peace sign to go on top!

And I asked my sweet customer to send me pics of the cut cake… look how fun the inside is…
Don’t you wanna go make a tie-dyed cake now? 
If you have questions about this cake, please leave them in the comments and I’ll answer!

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  1. Anonymous says

    The peace cake looks like it was a lot of fun. Thanks for the idea. My neice is turning 10 and this would be perfect.

  2. Mo says

    what was your trick to stock batter from running, prior to baking? the batter looks a lil heavier in photo

  3. April Edwards says

    Im new at making my kids birthday cakes (i usually just buy them)
    How do you make the fondant?

  4. Brittany says

    One cake got browner because thats your ovens hotspot. Most ovens have a side or spot that heats faster or hotter than others. If you are baking cakes side by side, the one on the hotspot will get done faster. Same thing happens to me everytime, but I NEVER remember which side it is so i always have to keep checking. Very cute cake!

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