Color Me Rad Tye Dye Cake

My wonderful sister-in-law just celebrated her 30th birthday! To celebrate, we all decided to run (ok…walk) the “Color Me Rad” 5K run. After we ended the morning a bit more colorful than we started, we began preparations for a surprise party for Mindy at our house. Being the baker/cake decorator of the family, I wanted to do something fun and colorful to match the theme of our day! So, I decided to decorate the cake JUST like the volunteers decorated us runners (ok, ok…walkers!) What did I do? I threw powdered sugar at the cake! AND IT WAS AWESOME!

I dyed powdered sugar by hand (boy was that a labor of love), let it dry, and then sifted it to remove an extra lumps. I iced the cake in a plain white buttercream frosting, took the whole deal outside, and the lobbed handfuls of colorful sugar on to the cake! IT WAS FUN!

The cake was already busy on its own, so I didn’t want to add even more by writing on the cake. AND, in keeping with the race theme, I thought it would be fun to make a banner with the written sentiments on it rather than writing in icing! (Like a finish line…get it?) So, I set to work making a little colorful banner.

With an outside looking wildly colorful, I knew I couldn’t make the inside boring and blah! So, what did I do? I spruced it up a little! Ok…maybe a LOT! I layered color upon color of dyed yellow cake batter into pans to create a tye-dyed inside! =)

Amy, Colorado, http://www.amysconfections.blogspot.com

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