Saturday, June 5, 2010

Peace Love & Softball Cake

Well I am sorry it has been so long since I have posted last!! I got an order two days ago for a 16 year old birthday cake! She wanted three tiers to this cake! I have never done this before but I am always up for a challenge so I said sure! She also wanted this cake to have the theme of "Peace Love and Softball" since she is very into sports and softball. The kicker was that she wanted the cake tie dyed!! So I decided to tie dye the inside of the cake and frost the outside in her favorite color TEAL!!

Ok so here we go with the pictures...
I separated the batter into 5 bowls to drop in the pan randomly so it will look like tie dye when you cut into it. It looks more like doing Easter eggs then cake baking!
That is not too blues either... clearly my camera is not up to par (although I already knew this) so my purple looks a bit like a darker blue...
Here it is in the pan ready to bake!
All done... only 5 more cakes to go!!

I did not take any photos during the assembly of the cake because... well to be completely honest I had a melt down twice. I was ready to toss in the rag and vow to never cook again! And at another moment when my husband offered help clearly the look on my face showed that his help was better spent with him back on the couch in the living room!! Well once the frosting (Swiss Meringue Butter Cream- White Chocolate flavor YUM) was on the cake and the supports were in I came back down from my "I hate cake cloud" and remembered why I love cake! and baking! and called said husband back in the room to help me put on the candy melt decorations and make him admire the fact that I did in fact not kill the cake or myself!!
SO here are the pictures from the assembled cake... the lighting is not up to par on that side of the kitchen so I am sorry for the darkness of the photos.
On the top I did "peace love softball" she got the idea from a tie dye t-shirt that she has.

Well I was pretty pleased with the results especially with this being my first round with this massive of a cake. I lined a wooden board with a bright pink vinyl table cloth for the presentation.

Once the cake was delivered I proceeded to go outside in the backyard and enjoy my new toy!


Tie Dyed Shop on June 6, 2010 at 10:23 AM said...

Cool cake. I will stay with shirts as cooking is outside my ability.

cookies and cups on June 7, 2010 at 7:57 PM said...

I love this! What a fun idea :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Honey;

Love the Tye Dye job for the inside of the cake. How did she like the cake.

I make a rainbow cake for the girls and their friends. it is a B-day cake favorite. i start with a white cake mix and divide the batter like you did. red, yellow, blue, green and purple. I line a glass 9x11 pan with foil and pam well. I get a book or a couple of magazines and place under the pan on the short side, so the pan is slightly tilted. Then slowly pour in each color in a row. This way when they cut into it from the short end it is a rainbow. I use foil to get the cake out of the pan in one piece an then peel off the foil. The girls want me to try your tie dye method. You rock!!!!



Suzanne on June 10, 2010 at 8:48 AM said...

You did awesome! I love it! The idea of a tie dyed cake is SO fun!!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] on June 29, 2010 at 3:46 PM said...

Lovee the colors!!!

cookies and cups on August 13, 2010 at 7:06 AM said...

Very cool! I have had my share of kitchen meltdowns, so I get it!


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