groovy cake

groovy cake

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A groovy, tie-dye cake — with colors inside and out — would be fun for an end-of-the-summer party! This cake is a showstopper, but actually just uses a basic marbling technique. You tint four bowls of the batter different colors, put drops of the colored batter on top of the white batter in the cake pan and pull a knife through it, which gives it the “groovy” look.

The frosting is simple, too, just use gel tubes to make hexagon shapes and then a pull a toothpick through them, starting in the center. Skittles around the bottom make it extra colorful!

If you are planning on having a party, a fun idea would be to tie Dye shirts and then serve this cake. I like how the recipe uses buttermilk with the cake mix to make it extra light and fluffy.

Groovy Cake

1 box (18.25 oz.) white cake mix
3 whole eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
Red, blue, green and yellow food coloring
2 (12 ounce) cans whipped vanilla frosting
Assorted colors decorating gel tubes
½ cup Skittles
2 8-inch round cake pans

1. Blend cake mix with eggs, oil, and buttermilk. Spoon 1/2 cup of batter into four separate bowls. Tint each bowl a different color, set aside. Divide remaining white batter between two greased and flour cake pans. Drop spoonfuls of tinted batter randomly over the white batter. Gently pull tip of a knife through batters, creating a marbling effect.

2. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven until golden and an inserted toothpick in the center comes out clean, approximately 28-31 minutes. Cool cakes completely.

3. Trim the tops of the cakes, leveling them. Sandwich the layers together with frosting and set on serving plate. Spread remaining frosting over sides and top of cakes. Using photos as your guide, pipe concentric hexagon shapes of different sizes and colors on the sides and top of the cake. Gently pull the tip of a toothpick through the frosting (not the cake), starting in the center of the gel circles. Randomly dot the cake with Skittles.

29 Responses

  1. groovy

    nice groovy, i think its good article. good luck

  2. Brooke

    WHAT?! Why I have never seen a cake with such adorability. LOVE it! LOVE it! LURRVE it!!!

  3. Ahzhen

    That’s a fun and lovely cake!

  4. Joanne

    This is hypnotizing!

  5. liza

    that cake is gorgeous!!! i love it. so funky



  7. Ally

    This picture is fantastic! Tye-dye is so adorable. Have you posted it on Fiddme yet?

  8. deana@lostpastremembered

    Normally I don’t go for things like this but wow.. great idea beautifully done.. wonderful!!

  9. PlainChicken

    what an awesome idea! I love it!

  10. carly

    LOVE THIS! Great job on that cake!
    I do love rainbow food =)

    oh man i’ve just spotted your rainbow angel food cake o.O!!

  11. Kelly

    I made this this past weekend and it was a hit! And it was much easier than it looks!

  12. Kelsey

    I LOVE this! So worth a stumble- thank you for posting such an awesome idea!

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  15. chari

    I LOVE this cake!!!!! It reminds me of the 70’s!!!

  16. Lisa Garrett

    this looks yummy!!!

  17. Britney Vander Laan

    I stumbled upon this site and man does that cake look amazing! I’m not sure I would have the patience to make a cake that looked that good but I deff could eat one! I bet it was tasty! 🙂

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    I love that cake and it’s really Groovy alright and it has all my favorite colors RAINBOW !!! Awesome job!!!

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  21. BusyWorkingMama

    Adorable colors! My daughter is a skittles fanatic – found your post through stumble 🙂

  22. phil

    Love it. Reminds me of this necklace:

  23. CuteEverything

    Very cute necklace!

  24. Meredith

    Neat idea. But one little problem, the directions for the frosting. Michelle says to pull the tooth pick in, towards the center, but the directions say to drag it outwards, away from the center. If you drag the tooth pick in towards the center, you will get more flower looking designs. If you drag it out, away from the center you will get more star burst like patterns, like what is actually on the cake in the picture. Either would look great on this cake, but it just depends on what look a person is going for. You wouldn’t want girlie looking flowers on a cake for a boy.

  25. CuteEverything

    You are right, Meredith! Thanks so much for pointing that out, I went and changed my description. I hope it makes more sense now!

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Groovy Cake

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This Groovy Cake that I found on the M&M’s Bright Ideas website has been a very popular post on my blog!!

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