How To Make A Tie Dyed Cake Without Airbrush

Decorating By jpmama Updated 13 Mar 2009 , 9:54pm by TheCakerator

jpmama Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 8:50pm
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A friend of mine would like a tiered tie dyed cake w/ peace signs, etc for a 70's themed party. The only cakes I can find online were either airbrushed or marbelized fondant. I don't have the equipment to airbrush, and my friend thinks the marbelized fondant doesn't really look tie dyed. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get the tie dyed effect, particularly with buttercream instead of fondant? Thanks in advance!

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TheCakerator Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 9:02pm
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someone just uploaded a few days ago a tie dyed cake in buttercream, it looked really good .. I will try to find the link!

TheCakerator Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 9:07pm
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I thought this cake looked really nice! If you search for Tie Die or Tie Dye cakes in the search gallery there are lots of ones to look at!

cindy6250 Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 9:13pm
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I did a "That's So Raven" cake and made a tye dye design with the Wilton spray colors.

Here is a link:

amielyn Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 9:21pm
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Cakerator, that's the same one I was thinking of! I had it saved in my favorites cause I want to try it, but I couldn't find it fast enough!

classiccake Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 9:21pm
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I have done tie-dyed cakes kust like JamieAgain suggested and they look great. I just use something like a shish-kabob stick to make the lines. I ice in white first, then put the colors on, that way when you scrape through the colors, you see the white underneath. It is time consuming, but it looks very good.

vickymacd Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 9:23pm
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This one is by "itsacake" here on CC. She said she hand painted it with gel colors. Thought it was really cute.

skaggs1 Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 9:35pm
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I'm interested in this too! I have a couple that wants a tie dye wedding cake. they want it done in BC

jpmama Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 9:35pm
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Thanks so much for all the tips. I'm very new to the site and realize now that I wasn't searching correctly... I just found a ton more pics!

bobwonderbuns Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 9:40pm
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In my pix I've done tye dye tee shirt cookies with instructions in the comments. Perhaps you could adapt that to a cake somehow. icon_biggrin.gif

TheCakerator Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 9:54pm
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I think if you also make the icing tie dyed, you should tie dye the inside of the cake too! Well, as long as they are using white cake I mean ... theres a picture of that on here as well, it would be a nice surprise when they go to cut the cake!

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