Are you looking for a fabulous cake for your next Tween or Teens birthday party? This Peace Sign Tie Dye Cake will knock their socks off once they cut into it! Thanks to my awesome neighbor who loves to decorate cakes. She really made this cake. We did collaborate on the design together to come up with this psychedelic 60’s themed tie dye cake. Take a look at my post for more tween party ideas how to make a paper beaded curtain for a 60’s themed party.
Peace Sign Tie Dye Cake
Directions How to Make Peace Sign Tie Dye Cake:
1. A 16 inch round cake pan is needed to make this colorful tie dye cake large enough to be able to make a piece sign cake. Two boxes of cake mix are needed to fill this 16 inch large pan. Mix two boxes of cake according to the package directions in your mixer. I suggest making each cake mix separately. I know my mixer will no hold two cake mixes
2. Now separate out the cake mixes into four or five bowls evenly, or however many colors you want. No need to be exact here. It really doesn’t matter. I found four to be a good number of colors to make a good swirly tie dye design.
3. Mix the food coloring for each of the colors into each of the bowls of cake mix. We used the gel food coloring to achieve the deep rich colors for this tie dye design.
4. Pour each of these colors into a greased 16 inch cake pan. Again it doesn’t really matter how you pour the batter in the pan.
5. Now take a wooden dowel or the back of a wooden spoon and swirl through the colors. Try going in circles to make the best swirls to tie dye the cake. Just do this a few times to get the full tie dye effect. Remember less is more.
6. Bake cake according to package directions. Even though the cake was larger, it still cooked in the same amount of time as a regular cake to bake in the oven and it came out fine.
7. Now the fabulous swirly tie dye cake is cooked, let the decorating begin! How do you think mine turned out? Using a couple of pieces of paper taped together, create a peace sign template to lay over the cake. Draw a peace sign on the paper and carefully cut out the inside pieces to make the peace sign design.
8. Place the template over the cake and cut out the inside of the peace sign using a small serrated knife. Carefully remove the inside pieces from the cake. Save these and eat them with the left over icing. You know we never throw anything away.
9. Start with a crumb coat of the favorite color of the birthday girl place in fridge for 10 min or so to set. Then add another layer of same color frosting on top. This creates a nice clean icing surface to work with. Then write and decorate the rest of the cake with coordinating colors. We combined two colors using blue and green and piped them around as the outline of the cake.
My daughters name was going down the center. I took it out to protect her identity.
Once the tie dye cake is cut and the first piece is served, the WOW! factor will be achieved. I just loved the look on the girls faces once the peace sign tie dye cake was cut and they started eating the tie dyed cake. Now I have to come up with something better for next year. I have to know if you make this cake. We had so much fun making it as we did eating it at the party. Everyone got a different piece of cake and they were all so excited to eat it. Here are a few party planning tips for your next party.
Do you like to make your own cake for children’s parties?