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.
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.
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 and all the cake was a big hit and the birthday girl really enjoyed it.
Oh, and it looked great when it was cut.