Our Favorite Tie Dye Cakes: Try Out These Groovy Desserts

Some people like simple, solid colors. Then, on the total opposite end of the spectrum, you have people who like crazy, wild colors. And, really, what’s crazier, wilder, or more colorful than tie dye cakes?

If you have someone in your life who loves crazy colors, hippie culture, or some mixture of both of these things, then this person is sure to love tie dye cakes.

Tie dye cakes are very popular for birthday parties, bachelor parties, and other big events. Fortunately, there are all kinds of ways to make these cakes, so all you have to do is choose an idea that works for you.

Show Off Tie Dye Colors with Layered Cake 

When some people make tie dye cakes, they go all out. With elaborate baking skills or with the willingness to pay someone for these skills, they end up with cakes that are perfectly swirled and perfectly tie-dyed.

If you’re not quite ready for that level of elaborateness, however, don’t worry. You can still achieve a tie dye cake just by going for tie dye colors. People will get the general idea, and your cake will still taste delicious.

To create a Pumpkin Cake Recipe with tie dye colors, make several round, flat cakes that you can stack one on top of the other. You can add a different colored food dye to each layer. So, you might end up with one red layer, one blue layer, one green layer, and so on. Or, if you really want to get creative like Alice in Wonderland Cakes, you could squirt a few drops from several different colors into each cake batter.

Either way, you’ll end up with a colorful cake that the tie dye enthusiast in your life is sure to love.

Make Tie Dye Icing for All to Enjoy 

Tie Dye Hippie Party Edible Cake Image Cake Topper
  • 8 x 10 inches - will completely cover quarter sheet size cakes or center nicely on half sheet leaving room for a border
  • Processed fast! - shipped within one business day
  • Personalized for free!

While a lot of people like to see tie dye colors inside their cakes, others prefer their tie dye on the outside of their cakes. Fortunately, this is also an easy look to achieve. In fact, you can create tie dye icing in a number of different ways.

Some people simply use white icing, drop in some food coloring here and there, and swirl it around until they get the desired effect. Others are more meticulous and prefer to carefully apply icing in different colors.

Either option will work, it all comes down to how you feel about precision.

Create Tie Dye Cakes in the Shape of a Shirt

When you think tie dye, you probably think of t-shirts. After all, they are the most popular item to tie dye.

So, what could be more appropriate for a tie dye cake than to make it in the shape of a t-shirt? There are molds for this, but if you’re artistically inclined, you could easily shape the cake yourself.

Either way, once you ice it with colorful icing, the cake is sure to look adorable and realistic, and you can easily write a birthday message or some other message across the front.

Take the Easy Road with a Tie Dye Cake Mix

Duff Goldman Cake Mix - Tie Dye - Bright
  • There is nothing more disappointing than cutting into a beautifully decorated cake only to discover that the cake is dry...
  • Makes enough batter to fill one 9" × 13", two 8" round, or two 9" round cake pans

Tie dye cakes have gotten quite popular in recent years. And, because of that fact, it is now possible to find tie dye mixes at your local grocery store. Just stroll down the cake mix aisle.

If you can’t find a mix locally, you should be able to find one online. With a mix, all you have to do is follow the directions, and you’ll end up with a wonderful, swirly cake that everyone will love.

Make Just the Letters Tie Dyed 

If you aren’t quite up to the challenge of making the entire cake tie dyed, then you can take an easier route.

Instead of a cake that is thoroughly psychedelic, just go for tie dye letters. You can achieve this by mixing colors of icing together, or you could just opt for icing in many different colors.

Whether you write out “Happy Birthday,” “Congratulations,” or even something appropriate like, “Groovy, Man,” your cake is sure to be the hit of the party or other event.

Remember, You Can Always Buy the Cake

If one of your efforts fails or you are short on time, don’t worry. You can always buy a tie dye cake.

Many bakeries have caught onto this hot trend and now offer tie dye cakes. You could buy one with tie dye frosting, one that is tie dyed inside, or if you want something really elaborate, one with tie dyed designs baked right into the cake itself.

There are some pretty amazing options out there. The key is just to do what’s right for you and to have fun with it. No matter what, the person you make the cake for is sure to love it.

Looking for other cake design ideas? Check out our cake tutorials! You can also learn how to bake vegan and specialty theme cakes even if you’re a beginner.

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