"Let’s make a cake!"
When someone makes this suggestion, what’s your reaction? Pretty hard not to pitch in, right? It’s one of those fun, easy, meet-me-in-the-kitchen activities that pulls together kids of all ages — especially when the cake is full of color. And that’s the case with this Tie Dye Cake Mix.The Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios Baking Set
comes with the mix, dyes, cream cheese frosting and anodized, heavy-aluminum bake ware. You supply the egg whites, water and oil.
Check out this video on how to make the cake.
The unique thing is dividing the batter into six equal portions, and then adding a color to each. Once you have the dyed batter, pour each color into the pan so that you have a “target” of six concentric colors (see photo). Then bake, cool and add frosting.
My grandkids, 5-year-old Amaya and 3-year-old Jayshawn, helped my daughter Kate count the dye drops to make the red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple batter. The cake-baking session with the grandkids was a bit like herding cats, but it was a real hoot. I did have to establish three rules, however, including this one: “Wash your hands after picking your nose.”
See this family-fun video and learn what the other two rules for our baking-video session were.