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31 August 2008 @ 09:14 pm
I made a cake!  
Edit: Didn't realize people were still clicking through to this! A complete tutorial is now available at Omnomicon, if'n ya haven't seen it already. =)

Grey cream cake.

Slicey slicey.

But what's this?!
But what"s this?

Tie dye cake!
It"s a tie dye cake!

Beth was enthusiastic.
Beth loved it.

Slices were enjoyed by all.
We all ate like synesthesic kings!
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Amy Elizabethmissingshoe101 on September 1st, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
dude....how did you do this?!

*begs for recipe*
The Freelance Metasnobameadowlark on September 1st, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
Not really a recipe, per se, but you just prepare a couple boxes of cake mix, split 'em up into six individual bowls (1.5 c each, by my estimate), then pour each color into the middle of the greased cake pan one by one. Then switch the order for the other side. A word of advice, though, use 2x as much of the outermost color as the innermost to prevent that color from dominating.
dramafariedramafarie on September 2nd, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
woah - bitchin'

need recipe asap
The Freelance Metasnobameadowlark on September 3rd, 2008 02:49 am (UTC)
I made the frosting with my patented coolwhip-pudding mix blend. Then I dyed it grey to make it kind of dismal.

Use gel food coloring for brighter colors, break up the mix into six bowls, then pour each color one by one into the middle. To prevent half the cake from being the last color (see how big those chunks of red and purple are?), use 2x as much of the outer color as the inner, if that makes sense.

Measurements: about 4.5 c of mix in each box of mix. Featured is 2 boxes (I only trimmed the top off the bottom piece). So for two boxes, you'll want 1.5 cups of each color. Then you want the outer color to be 1 cup and the innermost layer to be .5 cup for each layer. So if you alternate like I did, it should work out for the second layer.

Does that make sense?
(Anonymous) on September 3rd, 2008 04:34 am (UTC)
OMG. I see this cake and I want to get high.
Ashley!  It's Unisex!: HP - I'm lovelyrandomneses on September 3rd, 2008 06:54 am (UTC)
OMG this looks so good!

(Here via tastespotting!)
The Freelance Metasnobameadowlark on September 3rd, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)
Awesome, thanks! You are officially my first tastespotting commenter. =)
Ariane (or Jessica to a few of you)britishcowgirl on September 3rd, 2008 12:12 pm (UTC)
janetsumr on September 3rd, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
I saw it and thought "A GAY cake!" LOL

It's pretty!.
The Freelance Metasnobameadowlark on September 3rd, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
If I had friends coming out, this would be the exact cake I'd make for them.

Alas, I am too old to have friends coming out at this point. =)
wantedbliss on September 4th, 2008 07:03 am (UTC)
I love the colours!
I am so going to do something like this soon!

ps. here via TasteSpotting as well!
Eema Abu Bakarbimbobaggins on September 11th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
another one via TasteSpotting
Totally wanna try baking this for my dad's birthday!
(Anonymous) on October 14th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
i HAVE to know how to do this!!
Am I understanding this correctly--just dye the cake mix and pour it in layers into a pan? say i was using pink white and light pink mix--do i just pour a small amount of one color in the center of the pan, then a little more on top of that in the next color and so on?
The Freelance Metasnobameadowlark on October 14th, 2008 03:07 am (UTC)
Re: i HAVE to know how to do this!!
Yes ma'am . . . sir? I split up the batter evenly among the colours, though I would recommend using less of the middle colour (last one on, in this case purple) and more of the first colour.
(Anonymous) on January 31st, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
I'm on-line surfin' the net for tie-dye cake ideas...I will definitely use this technique for the inside of my cake. My friend (who specifically requested a tie day cake for her birthday) will LOVE this!...Melinda
(Anonymous) on November 28th, 2010 01:10 pm (UTC)
Saw this through tastespotting and made it for someone's bday and it was a huge hit! thanks so much! i used duncan hines white cake mix and just divided it up and used your tips. I iced it with choc buttercream and pretended it was a chocolate cake but surprise!!! awesome middle =)