Friday, July 11, 2014

Tie Dye Cake

How do you dress up a plain white cake to make an extra-ordinary birthday cake?  Tie Dye it.

I've played around with a couple of different variations of colored white cakes in the past.  Remember the...

This version features a slightly different take on the white cake as well.  Instead of just adding different colored batters to the pan ans swirling with a toothpick, I decided to pipe the tye dye colors into a cake pan to create a more unique tie dye effect.  (I think it turned out pretty great.)

I had planned to make this cake as a birthday cake for a friend of Courtney.  As luck would have it, both girls were at my house as the baking was about to begin so they got to participate in making the tye dye birthday cake.  (Kind of felt like I was cheating on baking a cake FOR her but the birthday girl was super excited about getting in on the process.) 

Tie Dye Cake
2 cups flour                   
1 Tablespoon baking powder         
½ teaspoon salt              
¾ cup butter                
2 teaspoons vanilla            
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup milk
5 egg whites

Combine dry ingredients.

Beat butter and sugar 2 minutes.

Beat in extracts.

Add 1/3 of flour, ½ of milk and repeat.

Beat egg whites until stiff.


Fold into batter.

Tint batter with desired colors and spoon each color into a separate pastry bag.

 Pipe batter into parchment paper lined baking pans.

Bake 30 minutes at 350.

Frost and decorate.

This tie dye caked ended up being the top to a larger cake.  The big cake had hidden tie dye stars inside the cake!  It was really cool.  Here's a little sneak peak but you can get all of the instructions for the tie dye star cake on tomorrow's blog.  You don't want to miss it.



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