How Would I Tie Dye A Cake

Decorating By cutelove Updated 9 Jun 2010 , 8:13pm by pbeckwith

cutelove Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 4:34pm
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how would I tie a cake I have a compressure but how would I do it my grand is having her 10 b-day and all the kids are going to tie dye shirts so she wants her cake tie dyed thanks

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bates123 Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 4:53pm
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A friend of my daughter wanted a tye dye cake and I made this one (attached) The 16 year olds went crazy over it. I made the inside of the cake multi-colored to match the outside. It's not exactly tye dye, but the kids actually thought it was prettier.

cutelove Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 4:55pm
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my family doesnt like fondant so im using b.c

ayerim979 Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 4:58pm
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I have never made a tie dyed cake;

but I would think you color several small pieces of fondant, then ones you have all of your colors you mix them together just enough to stick to each other then you begin to roll them out.

I hope I made sence.

nonilm Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 5:01pm
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You may want to try something similar to my camoflauge cake (see my photos). Just pipe on blobs and stripes of BC allow to crust and smooth with the Melvira method. I used a tip 12 but you could use a smaller tip to add more designs to it. It amazingly simple!

bates123 Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 5:07pm
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Your camo cake looks really cool! I'm going to try that!

jqorso Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 5:16pm
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For buttercream I would just use those spray mists in a bunch of different colors. Wilton makes them so you can probably get them at your local craft store.

There are even pictures of ideas that have tye die.

crystalina1977 Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 9:35pm
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you can also do the inside - see my photos - just separated a cake into different colors and put back into a pan to bake, looks really cool when cut!

crystalina1977 Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 9:36pm
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i just realized it's not in my photos - but you probably get the idea!

cutelove Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 2:16pm
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that is a wonderful idea thanks

crystalina1977 Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 5:23pm
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i don't know if this will work but here it goes:

crystalina1977 Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 5:24pm
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LisaMarie86 Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 5:34pm
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I have always wanted to make a tie dye cake and now have great ideas of how to do the icing now. I like the look of the camo cake and can just do the colors I want to make tie dye.

tweeter_bug98 Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 5:46pm
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Take a look at the rainbow cupcakes in my photos, and read the comment about swirling. Hope it helps. icon_smile.gif

carmijok Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 6:06pm
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here's a link to someone who shows how to build the color layers.

pbeckwith Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 7:43pm
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I just did a tie dye sheet cake for my niece. She requested pink and blue tie dye with a pink skull on top. I did two shades of pink and two of blue and did a spiral from the center of cake, alternating the light shade, with dark - let it crust, smoothed it out with paper towel, then took a small wooden dowel, pressed and dragged it out from the center to the outside. It was perfect. Of course, I think she liked the rice crispie skull covered in pink candy clay the best.

tmac670 Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 8:05pm
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I would love to see a picture of that cake pbeckwith!! I would do something similar, except I would probably stripe the bag with a couple of colors and then do the swirling with a couple different bags of color- fill it all in and then crust and smooth--- hmmmmmmm-- I have some icing in the fridge right now- it might be play time!

pbeckwith Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 8:13pm
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I've never gotten into posting my pictures. My cakes are great for friends and family but the just don't compare to the cakes on here.
Striping the bag would probably work also but. . . . this niece is very specific and requested pink and blue only. She even requested the "a' in her name be shaped like a peace sign. Just dragging the dowel through the icing didn't work so good - I pressed it down horizontally, then pulled it through. Let it set up again and smoothed that down.
Let us know how the multi-colors in the bag works.

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