Making a rainbow cake
Posted: 11 May 2010 01:58 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I was asked today to make a birthday cake for a 13 year old that likes peace signs and tie dye.  Delivery would be this Sunday.  I immediately thought of this cake (link above) to represent the tie dye. 

A couple of questions for the experts out there…
1) I want to use Rose’s all-occasion downy yellow cake.  Would the batter be compromised by adding Wilton’s gel food coloring to get the rich colors?
2) What flavoring should be added to mousseline to compliment this type of cake? 

For decorations, I was thinking of a brightly colored fondant with tie dyed accents.  Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated!

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Posted: 11 May 2010 09:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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cm, sounds like a great cake, I’ve always wanted to make one ever since kate posted hers. 

I think a white cake would be a better base for the food coloring, yellow will mix with the blue to make green, etc.  Also, I think Kate says that the batter needs to be fairly liquid, not sure which of Rose’s recipes are the thinnest, but in general hers are thicker batters.

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Posted: 15 September 2010 10:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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cm874 - 11 May 2010 04:58 PM

A couple of questions for the experts out there…
1) I want to use Rose’s all-occasion downy yellow cake.  Would the batter be compromised by adding Wilton’s gel food coloring to get the rich colors?

I was wondering if anyone had any answers/experience with this question.  I need to make a type of birthday cake as well with gel coloring.

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