Thursday, July 24, 2014

How to Make a Tie Dyed Cake

I've been having a lot of fun with cake lately :D I've recently learned a really easy (though sometimes time consuming) technique that makes the inside of your cakes really fun. You can use this to make zebra striped cake, camo, or tie dyed.

For tie dyed cakes:

First, mix up your favorite white cake batter. The colors turn out a little better if it's a true white cake, but I tried it with a white cake recipe that uses egg yolks and it still turns out awesome.

Divide your batter evenly into six bowls (or however many colors you'd like - for camo, divide into two bowls, either vanilla and chocolate or dye the batter the two colors you'd like to use). Dye each batter the desired color.

Then add to the pan. For rectangle/square pans:

You really just get to be creative :) Take about 1/4 cup of batter and start plopping it around. Once all your batter is added, gently jiggle the pan to even it out.

For round:

Take about 1/4, start with one color and pour directly in the middle of the pan. Add the second color directly on top of that, alternating until all batter is added. Gently jiggle to even out.

Bake according to your recipe's directions, and you end up with something like this :D

(btw the colors are much brighter than this picture shows. Really pretty!)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My Baby Turns 9

9 years ago today was one of the most terrifying days of my life. I was 7 months pregnant with my daughter, and was told that she would have to be delivered in order to save both our lives.

Since then, she has far exceeded every expectation I've ever had. She's such a strong, intelligent, independent, beautiful little girl. My heart bursts every time I look at her :)

Happy birthday to our little peanut princess!!!