Step 2: Rainbow Swirl Cake Step 2

Use food dye to color your cake batter. If you use gel or paste then you will only need 1 drop per section for a brilliant, deep color. I used 6 colors for this cake. The possibilities are endless!

Drop your batter into the pan(s) one color at a time and bake as you normally would. You can give the batter a little swirl with the tip of a knife if desired but it isn't necessary.
<p>My daughter requested this for her 14th birthday. We made it together over the weekend. Had so much fun - laughed a lot! I had ordered the neon gel colors online but they didn't arrive in time. I used primary gel instead. Still very cute. Have lots of ideas for other color combinations. Will definitely make again. Thanks for posting the recipe!</p>
ps we used mini m and m s on the top of the cake and it tasted great! It was a good way to make the topping match our color and theme!
this recipie is sooo easy and was a blast to make! my husband and I threw a suprise party for our moms and the theme was their favorite colors so we did their top two colors for a total of four colors. It turned out way awesome and they loved it! Plus, it was much easier than all the recipies that you see for rainbow cakes that are layered and make it so you are making like four cakes in one. This was only one cake and didn't take any longer than the time the box called for a cake to cook. Thanks!!!
very cool and simple idea
I am SOOO making thtis for my birthday it is SOOOO cool I've never seen anything like it thanks for the GREAT Instructable inkatrinaskitchen!
It looks very nice.
This turned out wonderfully for my friend's birthday :)
A friend did this for her son's birthday over this last weekend. It was the HIT of the party. Eveyone was amazed at the colors. She did use the Americolor gels. So from her, BIG endorsement! And an equally big, THANK YOU!!!
This was so cool! Me and my daughter made cupcakes today for my stepdaughter. Came out great and was a lot of fun! Thanks!
I love the colors! Beautiful~
Thank you!!
Lovely! That would be quite a surprise! <br> <br>Depending on what colors you use, and how much of each... the surprise may also continue a couple of days later. ;)
You are hilarious :)
Many years ago, when I was the cook at a summer camp, I would pull this trick when ever one of the kids was having a birthday. <br>a real special treat and the kids loved it!
What an awesome treat!
I followed my first instructable on here, and here it is! Didn't have the gel color, so just used traditional food coloring. Thanks for the great recipe!
This makes me SO happy!! Thanks for sharing!!
i miss cake.
woah.... pass the dootchie.. love it!!!
That looks delicious! I'll have to make it sometime!
Wow, that looks amazing!

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