Originally Posted by Jeekinz
What kind of coloring did you use? I see gels and liquids and powders
Also, if you froze the cake first could it be cut cleanly like the first picture? The first picture almost looks like its only cake and no cheese cake. Could I do the same thing with a yellow cake mix, then ice it?
(sorry for all the questions, I cant bake for shitake mushrooms)
I used the Wilton gels; they sell them at WalMart in the craft section of the store.
If by the first picture you mean the one that Constance posted at the very beginning of this thread that picture is all cheesecake and very little cake at the very bottom. It's very easy to cut a cheesecake and then clean the edges up.
Yes you could make a yellow cake and color the batter and then put the batter in the cake pans one spoonful at a time and make a tie-died cake.
When you put the batter in the cake pans you want to arrange the colors by placing them in the pans one dollop at a time and then don't swirl them.
If I were going to do that I would color my frosting 3 different colors and frost each layer of the cake a different color.
This recipe will give you 3 very nice layers using a cake mix.
Three Layer Cake From A Box
1 box cake mix (I use Duncan Hines)
1-teaspoon baking soda
1 stick of butter – softened
3 large eggs
1/2-cup sour cream
Enough milk to make 1-1/3 cup
Preheat oven to 350° or 325° for dark or coated cake pans.
Prepare 3 / 9-inch cake pans by cutting wax or parchment paper rounds to fit in the bottom of the pans. Spray or butter the pans then place the paper rounds into place; spray or butter the paper.
In a 2-cup liquid measuring cup place the 1 tablespoon of vinegar and the 1/2-cup of sour cream then add enough milk to make 1-1/3 cups; stir to combine. Add the vanilla to the sour cream mixture.
Put the cake mix and baking soda in an electric mixer bowl; stir well to mix the ingredients. With a pastry cutter cut the butter lightly into the cake mix; DO NOT OVER WORK. Add the eggs and sour cream mixture. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds to combine, stop mixer and scrape the sides of the mixer bowl; then beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.
Divide the batter equally between the pans and bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until tooth pick inserted into middle of cake comes out clean
Remove the pans from the oven and allow them to cool on cooling racks for 15 minutes then remove the cakes from the pans and allow them to cool completely.
This cake was made with this recipe and I added cinnamon to the batter and the frosting to make a Snickerdoodle cake.