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Rainbow Tie Dye Surprise Cake Heart HOW TO COOK THAT Ann Reardon

Welcome to How To Cook That I am Ann Reardon
Today we are making this cute and colourful heart inside cake. A few of you sent me pictures of similar style
of cake that you’d seen on and that particular one was made by Beth from
the blog Hungry Happenings she’d made it for them and they were both happy for me to make
it for you, so here we go. Firstly mix 3 packets of cake mix together
and add the required ingredients according to the packet and then mix it together. Then split that mixture evenly between 5 different
bowls. And then it is time to add your colour, now
you are going to need to be fairly generous here or the shape is not going to stand out
from the plain cake. So these colours need to be reasonable dark. Once your happy with the colours place them
into sandwhich bags, twist the top and cut off the corners. Squeeze out some of your coloured mix onto
a tray lined with non-stick paper. Then swap to the next colour, and swirl that
all over the tray and keep going. Now for this tye died mixing effect Beth actually
learnt this idea from another website and one of their contributors Sandra who actually
heads up the art department at a uni in Kansas came up with this technique for the cake that
she made there. Keep adding more and then once you are done
tap the tray on the bench to get rid of any air pockets. Place it in the oven and then bake it until
it is cooked all the way through. Once it is cooled remove it from the tray
and trim off the top browned layer using a knife or a cake leveler. Take the cutter and cut out a heart or whatever
shape you have chosen and then the base base off the shape because we don’t want browned
cake to be down the middle of our cake. Now obviously as I said you can use any shape
you like just make sure that it will fit into your tin, that it is not too tall for your
cake tin. Place them on a tray and once we’ve cut them
all we are going to freeze them. This particular amount of mixture made enough
hearts to do two of these cakes. So if you’re only wanting to make one you
could cut it in half. Line a loaf pan with foil and bring the sides
up higher than the actual pan so the mixture will not overflow in the oven. Make up two more packets of vanilla cake mix. Place two cups of mixture in the base of the
dish. Now I baked this for 10 minutes because the
shape tends to sink and I don’t want it right on the bottom I want it more in the middle. After this time it will not yet be cooked
but will have formed a light skin on the top. Add some mixture down the centre of that,
that’s going to go into that little dip in the centre of the heart. And then stack your hearts and place them
top side down into centre of the tin. If the edges of your dish are sloped out like
mine you may need to cut one of them on an angle for the last one. So that you can pack them in tightly, that’s
going to help hold them into place. Cover over the whole thing with more cake
mixture. And then bake in the oven. One it is done let it cool then trim off the
outer browned layer so that it leaves nice straight sides. Cover the whole thing in frosting, I am using
the one that came with the packet mix. Once it is smooth place it in the fridge. To make our tye died frosting take a snake
of each of the colours that you have chosen and gently twist and squash it together, then
twist it a bit more and squash it together and then roll it out. I used neon food colours for this which I
have not used before and I thought it had a really metallic taste to them. It is up to you if you want to use them that’s
fine otherwise just use normal food colours. Everyone else who ate it thought it was fine
I just thought it had a bit of an after taste to it. Lift it up and place it over the cake. Trim off the excess, when you get to the corners
squash them together to seal it and then use scissors to cut down the join. Gently rub it with your finger just along
the cut there to smooth the edge. Add you candles and cut to reveal your colourful
heart shape in the middle. If this cake was made for you and delivered
to your door with a bunch of flowers, who would you like it to be from? Let me know in the comments. Subscribe to howtocookthat for more cakes
chocolate and dessert creations, put all your requests in the comments below, click here
to go to the channel and see more of my videos, here for last weeks youtube cupcakes and here
to go to the website. Have a great week and I’ll see you on Friday. [music: The Boat Song by
used with permission]
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