Mia’s Birthday cake

This week my little sister turned 30, and I thought I would share the cake I made for her party. She requested a Rainbow Tie-Dye Surprise Cake that she had seen online. I did change a couple things though. I did not use box pound cake. It is not that I have anything against boxed cake, I just had never made a pound cake from scratch and wanted to give it a try. It turned out very yummy. I also made two cakes not one. I had to make one for each number you see. The kids loved helping me with the coloring the dough for the inside numbers cake.

kids mia's cake colors colors 1ready for the oven

I really loved how they looked when cut, and since you used cookie cuts to get the numbers I now have a very large tub of rainbow cake scrap that I will have to find a use for. I am thinking maybe rainbow pie crust? or rainbow cake balls? or rainbow bread pudding? or I could freeze them till needed? hmmm decisions decisions.

out of the oven filling

I decided since this is for a grown up and my sister loves animal print instead of rainbow fondant on top I would use one of the zebra print sugar sheets and a black swirl icing. I like the way it turned out, but I should have done a second layer of white icing. Unluckily, I can see cake in a couple places.

all done 2 all done mia cake

All and all the cake was a big hit and the birthday girl really enjoyed it.


Oh, and it looked great when it was cut.

IMG_20140914_143302(1)I wanted to add a quick note that the original recipe is by a woman named Beth Jackson Klosterboer who runs a very cool blog with lots of fun recipes and ideas called Hungry Happenings.

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