Monday, July 8, 2013

Paint Palette Cake | DIY Cake

Yesterday we celebrated my daughter's 7th birthday party will all her little school friends. Her actual birthday is still a few weeks away but because it ends up being in the middle of the summer, many of her friends are going on vacation. Since my daughter Maia loves art, we decided to book her party at an art studio. To match the theme I created a paint palette cake! I was really happy with how it turned out and she loved it!

The coolest part about the cake was the inside! Here is how you can make your own...

You will need 2 white cake mix boxes. Follow the directions on the packaging. Once your batter is ready, divide it into as many colors as you want to make by pouring it into smaller bowls. (I made six) Next add gel food color to each bowl, a little at a time until you've reached your desired shade.

Pour your cake batter into your tins, alternating colors as you like (I used two 10 inch round cake pans.) Bake as per box instructions. Cool and ice your cake, decorate as desired! 

Here is a photo of the inside of the cake, isn't it so cool!

Since I like to use fondant to decorate my cakes, I freeze my cake until I am ready to decorate it. This way they are much easier to ice.  

Thanks for visiting today... I hope I have inspired you to add a little color to your next cake! It sure was fun to make and even better to eat! It will surely be a hit at your party :) Stay tuned for more details on the Paint Party!

Happy Crafting or in this case Baking :)


  1. Olá Ilda, Parabéns e felicidades para sua filha e para todos!
    Uma explosão de cor!Que lindo e original bolo!
    Tenha uma semana excelente!
    Beijinhos de Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  2. What a unique and wonderful idea!! The cake is adorable!

  3. So cute! You did a great job! Glad to find you at the Pinterest Power Party!

  4. That looks awesome, I love the colorful cake and the paint brush is perfect.


    Creative Raisins

  5. Just letting you know you were featured at Party In Polka Dots today! Yay! Come grab a cupcake and link up your new posts!


  6. Oh my goodness, this cake is SO cute! Very clever :)


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