MacsMom Posted 3 May 2008 , 10:22pm
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I've had so many requests for instructions on this multi-colored cake, I figured I'd post it once and for all! icon_smile.gif

I use the WASC recipe but I use all vanilla and replace half the water with vanilla coffee creamer and add a pkg of white chocolate pudding. Perhaps that is why there is no bitter taste with the amount of food coloring I use?

I evenly distribute the batter among 6 bowls. Using a butter knife, I scoop a good-sized glob of Wilton color and stir it in (I really prefer Wilton over Americolor--I'm probably the odd one out).
Oh, for the red use "Red-red" NOT "No-taste red" (red-red is deeper and you can use less).

You have to think ahead about how high you want the tier...

I like to use two layers of filling so I used to put two colors together per pan: purple/blue, green/yellow, orange/red. But if you fill the pans with a typical amount of batter you'll get a very tall cake, so I was trying to fill my pans less than half-full, spreading thin layers of batter. It's much easier to do just one filling: Use 3 colors per pan.

HOWEVER... I've recently decided to start using a 3" tall pan and layering all 6 colors and just torting it in two places - it would be SO much simpler.

I finally had the chance to slice into one when I had just enough leftover batter to fill one pan with all 6 colors -- it looked great! I don't think it's going to matter where the colors get separated when I torte it, I'll just wait to add color to the filling when I see which colors have been sliced!

(I use vanilla Bettercreme mixed with cheesecake pudding mix for the filling, coloring it to match the torte).

Take care when layering the colors so they don't blend. I spread the first color over the bottom of the pan, then with the consecutive colors I pour the batter in a thin stream, circling it over the previous color so that I don't need to spread the batter too much with a spoon.

Hope that wasn't too confusing!

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tenleysmommy Posted 3 May 2008 , 10:40pm
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Thanks for the instructions! icon_wink.gif

andpotts Posted 3 May 2008 , 10:52pm
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Thank you so much! Your picture has been in my favorites since I first saw it and I would love to make one, it's so festive and fun, just looking at the picture makes me happy! Thanks for sharing!

dessert1st Posted 3 May 2008 , 10:54pm
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Oh, how cute. I didn't see this before. Thanks for posting, you're instructions are great.

staceyboots Posted 3 May 2008 , 10:58pm
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thanks for sharing your instructions!!

thecupcakemom Posted 3 May 2008 , 11:02pm
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where can you get Bettercreme?

Dee1219 Posted 3 May 2008 , 11:07pm
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I love that idea!! My daughter is a Rainbow girl and this will be so neat to make for the next cake, what a delight that will be when they cut into it!! How fun, thank you so much for sharing!!

Cakebelle Posted 3 May 2008 , 11:07pm
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Thank you so much for sharing. This will be fun to do for kids of all ages!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

MacsMom Posted 3 May 2008 , 11:09pm
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Originally Posted by thecupcakemom

where can you get Bettercreme?

Smart&Final (same product as Frostin' Pride). Some Sam's Clubs also carry it, but you have to ask the bakery.

dessert1st Posted 4 May 2008 , 3:15am

Is Bettercream a liquid thqt you whip? This is new to me and I'd like to try it with the pudding mix you mentioned. Thanks so much.

Shamitha Posted 4 May 2008 , 12:51pm

Thank you for sharing! thumbs_up.gif

lanibird Posted 4 May 2008 , 2:21pm

Thank you for the instructions! DS's birthday is coming up, and I would love to give this a try!

janebrophy Posted 4 May 2008 , 2:28pm

Thanks so much for posting this! I've had it in my fav's and was about to give it a shot. Our b-day season is coming up! All 3 kids, in consecutive months = a lot of parties! icon_lol.gif Now I won't have to do too many trials!

sweetiemama Posted 4 May 2008 , 2:41pm

I love this! Thank you so much for sharing your technique with us!

bobwonderbuns Posted 4 May 2008 , 2:58pm

Thanks for sharing!! I know someone recently did a tye-dye cake using a similar technique, but this makes more sense! icon_biggrin.gif

Michele01 Posted 4 May 2008 , 3:06pm

thanks for sharing that with us. icon_smile.gif

MacsMom Posted 4 May 2008 , 9:02pm
Originally Posted by dessert1st

Is Bettercream a liquid thqt you whip? This is new to me and I'd like to try it with the pudding mix you mentioned. Thanks so much.

Yes. If you do a search in the forums for Bettercreme or Frostin' Pride you'll find tons of info. It's the best stuff! You can blend it with pudding, filling sleeves, whatever, to create a filling that doesn't need refrigeration.

Homemade-Goodies Posted 22 May 2008 , 4:36pm

Can't wait to try it!! Thanks for the share!!!

mindywith3boys Posted 22 May 2008 , 5:13pm

It's also called Pastry Pride, Rich's Bettercream. You can find in at GFS (Gordon's Food Service) in Indiana.

I Love it!

imakecakes Posted 22 May 2008 , 5:44pm

Ahhh this is one of my favorite cakes ot make!! I don't layer the colors so neatly on top of each other. I just kinda plop the batter in one on top of each other and tap the pan on the counter to level it out before baking. The colors swirl around each other while the cake rises and it ends up with a tye dye effect. Totally cool and you should hear the "Ooohhs and Ahhhs" from the party guests! Never get tired of that!!

jmpearl Posted 22 May 2008 , 6:13pm

Can't wait to try it out, thanks!

bakincakin Posted 22 May 2008 , 7:14pm

Thanks for the info. Can't wait to try it.

asul Posted 22 May 2008 , 8:08pm

Thanks fro sharing icon_biggrin.gif I also can't wait to try this out.

Jayde Posted 22 May 2008 , 11:35pm

Saving, beautiful cake MacsMom! Thanks for the tips!

jmabaxter Posted 23 May 2008 , 1:31am

Thanks for sharing!!! I'm definately going to have to try this one!!

ahuvas Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 2:51pm

Im going to try this tomorrow. Just a couple of questions:

1. Should I use 1 X 1/2 recipe of WASC (i.e. 1 Box) for each layer if I am using an 11 inch tin?

2. DO the colors change much after baking like it would for fondant or should I tint it to exactly the colour I want it?

akrainis Posted 14 Jun 2008 , 9:50pm

I tried this for the first time in a wondermold doll pan and wanted to share how it looked because it was really cool.


bobwonderbuns Posted 14 Jun 2008 , 10:15pm

Wow!! That's VERY cool!!

bobwonderbuns Posted 14 Jun 2008 , 10:15pm

Wow!! That's VERY cool!!

ahuvas Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 1:08am

It looks like the layers of the earth. It anyone ever makes a volcano how cool!

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