Friday, June 13, 2014

Groovy and colourful doodle cake

For the longest time I had been wanting to make one of those cakes in which you get an unexpected splash of colour when you cut the cake, so when my best friend got me a box of Duff Goldman's tie-dye cake mix I jumped at the opportunity at the first birthday that came up.

Goethe's color wheel from his 1810 Theory of Colours
It was so much fun to make. I think it is a great idea to make this with kids, you could use the chance to teach them all about color theory.

I really had a blast, and it was a piece of cake to make (haha). All the ingredients needed were the flour/sugar mix, 3 tablespoons of oil, 3 egg whites and some water. I guess if you make it at home you could make a basic Angel food cake.

Once you have the dough nice and fluffy (by beating the egg whites with the oil and dry ingredients) it is just a matter of dividing the dough in six parts, painting it by adding drops of magenta, cyan and yellow food color, and arranging it in a greased and floured cake pan using your imagination, preferably following the rainbow: red, then orange, then yellow, then green, then blue, then purple.

I filled the cake with freshly homemade lemon curd, strawberries and cheese-cream frosting (200 gr. butter, 200 gr. cheese-cream and 400 gr. powdered sugar beat together). Afterwards I covered it in a thin layer of fondant (I love Satin Ice) and then everyone went crazy doodling messages, flowers, bees, dragonflies on top of the cake.

I do not normally like artificially prepared cake boxes, as I prefer to get the freshest ingredients and just do everything from scratch, but this cake came out really good and everyone thought it was a really fun idea.


  1. Que cool!!!
    Yo quiero hacerlo!!!!

  2. Rainbows are fun! Yours turned out great!

  3. lindiiiisiimaaa Amanda!!! me encanto!,y parece f√°cil de hacer! creo que ahora disfrutaras mas tus dotes reposteros para hacer tortas y fiestas para tu piccolina!.
    Un saludito


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