Archive | January 2013

Tye Dye Cake 101

So my friend’s daughter asked for a Tye Dye cake for her upcoming 12th Birthday…so my friend asked me if I knew how to Tye Dye a cake…well I have Tye Dyed the inside before, but never the frosting…so here are some steps if you want to make a tye dye cake…

Start with separating a white cake mix into 6 different bowls.

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Then add in the coloring/and stir it up…

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Flour (2) Round cake pans…

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Then pour in some of the batter into each pan, like this..(left picture).and then swirl it all around like this…(right picture)

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Then you will have two swirled/ready to bake cakes…

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Then you bake them as directed…

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Then you put frosting between the layers/and put the layers together/and more white frosting…

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Then use edible color gel to make circles of the rainbow (think ROYGBIV) Starting on the inside/and working your way out to the edge…

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Always make sure you have plenty of help in the kitchen (before you start), so here is my Sou Chef…Henry…

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Then use a food save paint brush to start by blending the colors, pulling out from the center toward the next color, wiping/washing your brush between each color or so…

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Then continue to work along until you’ve done all the colors, finally brush the whole cake gently from the center out to the edge for the full effect…

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There you have it….fun to do!!

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Valentine Heart Stamps

What an EASY-PEASY craft to do with a toddler. You will need some red paint, white paper, paper plate, and a toilet paper tube. (Squish the top of the tube in to make a Heart shape). Spread some red paint onto the paper plate.

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Then let your toddler dip the heart shaped toilet tube into the red paint and “dob” the paper, you could make a pattern, or anything really…

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I really let our son go crazy with the dobbing, and painting, he really loved it!

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Wow couldn’t be must easier. Thanks Pintrest!!

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Snowman “Cup” Craft

So I saw this idea on Pintrest. First get some blue construction paper. Then get (3) circular containers (of varying sizes), and a plate of white paint.

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Dip the tops of the container in white paint, and press onto the paper (in a snowman pattern) large on the bottom, middle size in the middle, and small on top..(or how ever you want it).

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Then cut out hats, and glue on. (We made scarves, and our son added a sled, and some Google eyes, and noses). Since our son really likes to paint, so I let him add some “snow” with his finger prints on his pictures. Here’s our end results 😀

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He was so proud of his final works 😀

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