Fondant shouldn’t have all the fun!
There are so many things that you can do to the inside of a cake to make it just as fun and festive as the outside of the cake. I’ve found some really great tutorials on creating some really fun effects with cake batter.
How to Make a Checkered Cake
The first is one that’s an oldie but a goodie. Megan at meganscookin.com shares how to make a checkered cake.
There are kits out there that supposedly make the process of making a checkered cake easier. I have never tried them since they look gimmicky and are limited to certain sizes. This tutorial shows how to make a checkered cake with basic materials that can be done in all sizes of cakes.
How to Make a Zebra Striped Cake
The next tutorial by Melissa at mycakeschool.com is how to make a zebra striped cake batter.
I love this method. It is a great way to do a marble cake and make it look cool too. I’ve seen this cake made with a zebra design to match on the outside and it was spectacular!
This would be a great fit with a cake design of animal print of any kind. Or you could do layers of multiple colors and make it a great children’s birthday cake.
How to Make a Layered Rainbow Cake
Who doesn’t want to eat a rainbow?
If you want to upscale the effect, try doing different shades of the same color. The ombre effect of progressing from dark to light in a monochromatic color is very trendy and will make you the fashionista cake designer. Check out Melinda’s tutorial at kitchen-tested.com.
How to Make a Polka-Dot Cake
And the last tutorial that I have for you is by Fairly Odd Mother at once-upon-a-pedestal.blogspot.com. This is one that is new to me.
Cake balls are a big hit right now and there are a bunch of products out there that will bake cake into a ball shape. They are meant to make it easy but from my experience, they can be more hassle than they are worth. Whether you love them or not, you probably have a cake ball pan or two. Well here is a great use for those little cake balls! Bake them into a cake and have a polka dot cake.
So go check out these great tutorials and try some. Once you figure out the basic idea behind them, the options are endless. Do you know of a great way to play with the inside of your cakes? If so, please share!
I just found another really cool technique that I just HAD to post.
How to Make a Leopard Print Cake
Deborah Stauch who created the polka-dot cake tutorial brought to my attention another cake done by Melissa at mycakeschool.com.
It’s a leopard print cake!
How cool is that? I feel I should mention that you must be a member to view the video tutorial and that it will be released in a week. But it is such a cool effect, it would be worth the membership just to see this one tutorial. Pure genius!