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How to Make a Tie Dye Cake

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Learn How to Make a Tie Dye Cake for a fun colorful way to celebrate! It’s easier than you think and so fun to make!

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My daughter wanted a Tie-Dye cake for her birthday party and loves a homemade cake over store bought cake. I decided to take matters into my own hands and try to do it myself. I was shocked with the results and it was actually easier than I thought it would be.

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You can make the cake from scratch if you want or to save on time use a boxed cake mix like I did. Using a variety of food coloring and a certain technique is what makes the Rainbow Tie Dye cake. Try experimenting with different colors to make your cake unique.  Enjoy the tutorial below!

Ingredients

1 box vanilla cake mix (plus required eggs, oil, and water as directed on box)
Food coloring (I used blue, yellow, red, green, purple)
Round cake pan
White frosting

How to Make a Tie Dye Cake

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Mix the cake according to box directions. Divide the batter into 4-6 separate bowls depending on how many colors you want. Add food coloring to each bowl until you get the desired color you want in each bowl.

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Pour one bowl into the middle of the pan. Pour the next color on top of the other color in the middle of the pan and let it expand for a few seconds. Continue layering on top with each color let it expanding for a few seconds in between until all the bowls are empty. The batter should be touching the edges. Do not shake, mix or touch the batter once it’s in the pan.

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Bake cake according to box directions. Let cake cool. Decorate and enjoy!

At first when you take the cake out your will notice it in a swirl pattern but when you cut into the cake you will see the full effect of the Tie-Dye Cake.

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How to Make a Tie-Dye Cake

Yield: Serves 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 27 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes

Learn How to Make a Tie-Dye Cake for a fun colorful way to celebrate! It's easier than you think and so fun to make!

Ingredients

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix (plus required eggs, oil, and water as directed on box)
  • Food coloring (I used blue, yellow, red, green, purple)
  • Round cake pan
  • White frosting

Instructions

    1. Mix the cake according to box directions. Divide the batter into 4-6 separate bowls depending on how many colors you want. Add food coloring to each bowl until you get the desired color you want in each bowl.
    2. Pour one bowl into the middle of the pan. Pour the next color on top of the other color in the middle of the pan and let it expand for a few seconds. Continue layering on top with each color let it expanding for a few seconds in between until all the bowls are empty. The batter should be touching the edges. Do not shake, mix or touch the batter once it's in the pan.
    3. Bake cake according to box directions. Let cake cool. Decorate and enjoy!

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