I'm going to show you how to easily make an impressive striped cake! Following the instructions I've given, a friend of mine who had never baked a cake in his life, using box cake mix, made this cake for his family and everyone was blown away. I found many tutorials on the internet for this style of cake, but most were for a boring chocolate/vanilla cake with thin, wispy stripes. I wanted bold colorful stripes! I want people to see a cake I've made and say "Omg cake!" Then I want them to cut it open and say "OMG CAKE!!!"
Step 1: What you're going to need:
You'll need two colors of cake batter. You'll want to add a bit more oil than usual. If your recipe/directions call for half a cup, add about two extra table spoons. Some cake mixes come out too thin. You'll want the consistency of thin pudding. If a box mix says to add a 1 1/4 cup water, I'll only add a cup. You can use a white cake box mix and then separate it into two bowls and add different colors of food coloring to each bowl. I recommend gel food coloring. (And not the crap in the squeeze tubes, it's useless. Try the wilton tubs in the cake decorating section!)
You could also make two different flavors of cake and use them. (Chocolate+strawberry, Lemon+orange, German chocolate+Dark Chocolate etc) The possibilities are endless!
You'll need one large cake pan for a single layer cake or two pans for a layer cake.
Spray your pan well with baking spray!