Surprise cakes are my favorite! Did you see the polka dot cake I made for Valentines Day? I figured why not make one for 4th of July too? It was super easy too. If you've every made a layer cake before then you already know most of the steps.
Here's what you'll need:
- White cake batter, and follow the recipe on the box.
- White frosting (I used the marshmallow whipped kind, delicious).
- Blue and red food coloring.
- Three 7 or 8 inch round cake pans.
Make your cake batter according to the instructions on the box. Divide into three different bowls with just a tiny bit extra in two of the bowls. Add a few drops of red food coloring and a few drops of blue to each of th bowls with a bit extra. Mix until you achieve the desired color. You'll want them pretty dark, or else you'll have a pink, white, and baby blue cake.
Begin by pouring about 1/3 of the white cake batter into your pan, and smooth to cover the bottom of the pan. Add a few drops of blue and red batter. You want the drops to be about a teaspoon full. Layer more white on top, and again add drops of color, and then the last third of the white batter. Carefully take a toothpick and drag it through the batter to create a marbled effect. Don't go overboard with the marbling or else you'll end up with a purple layer.
Take your two other pans, grease and flour appropriately, and then add your red and blue to each separately. Bake according to instructions.
Once the layers are baked let them cool completely. Then it's time to frost. I used a rough frosting technique to get a stucco like effect, and the patterned tissue papers from my drink pick DIY is making an appearance again. Garnish with your blueberries, and I added some fresh flowers from the garden as well.
xo ~ Emily