Hippie Tie Dye Cake

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This Hippie Tie Dye Cake is so fun! It’s a super colorful, triple layered tie dye cake with yummy homemade frosting on top. Perfect for a 1970’s theme party or a birthday party.

These beautiful triple layered cakes are something I used to think were just too hard for me to accomplish. I’ve found out that just isn’t true! Follow along and you’ll see how simple it really is. Check out a few more of my favorites down below.

Hippie Cake

Hippie Tie Dye Cake

One of the ways we make these super easy, is by starting out with a boxed cake mix. This lets us focus on the presentation and decoration and not have to spend *quite* as much energy on the flavor.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • White Cake Mix
  • Egg Whites
  • Water
  • Oil
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Whipping Cream
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Gel Food Coloring

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How To Make A Tie Dye Hippie Cake

  1. Mix. Follow the instructions on the box to make your white cake. Separate the batter into five bowls.
  2. Color. Color each bowl of batter a different color. The gel food colorings are the most vibrant.
  3. Bake. Bake for 25-30 minutes and when it’s done, let it cool while you make the frosting.
  4. Decorate. Once the cakes are cool, use a knife to cut the domes off so they are flat. Make the easy homemade frosting and color them. Then, frost your cake!

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Aren’t the colors so vibrant and fun? I think I’ll make this in many other themes besides just a peace, love ’70s theme. I just love the brightness.

Keep this cake in refrigerated and enjoy within 4-5 days. Serve it up with a big glass of milk or a scoop of chocolate ice cream. Yum!

1970's Tie Dye Cake

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Hippie Tie Dye Cake

This Hippie Cake is so fun! It's a super colorful, triple layered tie dye cake with yummy homemade frosting on top. Perfect for a 1970's theme party!
Servings: 12 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 C unsalted butter softened
  • 5 C powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3-6 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • Sky Blue Purple, Pink, Green, Yellow, and black Gel food coloring
  • 1 package of wilton flower icing transfers


Cake Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray the 3 cake pans with pam baking spray
  • Combine all cake ingredients into a standing mixer or large mixing bowl and beat until combined
  • Divide the batter between 5 medium bowls
  • Mix in a few drops of one color into 1 bowl and mix until combined
  • Repeat with remaining colors
  • Drop dollops of the colors into the three cake pans
  • Bake in the oven for 25-32 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Allow to cool completely before moving onto the cake board
  • Using a cake leveler, remove the dome from the cakes to make even
  • Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream until combined, smooth and stiff with peaks
  • Scoop 1/2 C of frosting into 6 bowls
  • Mix in a few drops of a color into 1 bowl. Repeat steps for remaining colors

Building the Cake Directions

  • Using 1 cake layer on the cake board, scoop 1 C of frosting onto the top of the cake and spread evenly
  • Place the second layer of cake on top of the first layer of frosting.
  • Scoop another 1 C of frosting onto the second layer of cake and spread evenly.
  • Place the last layer of cake on top
  • Frost entire cake with the remaining white frosting
  • Scoop ¼ C of each colored frosting into their own bags, set aside
  • Using a knife, blot dollops of the colored frosting all over the side of the cake
  • Take a flat spatula and lightly spread the colored frosting to create a rainbow effect
  • Using the colored frosting, pipe dollops of the frosting on top
  • Place the flowers randomly throughout the cake
  • Using the black piping bag, pipe peace signs randomly onto the sides and top of the cake
  • Cut and enjoy!

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  • 3 9inch round cake pans
  • 3 10inch round cake board
  • 5 small piping bags with star tip
  • 1 small piping bag with number 3 tip
  • 1 mini angled spatula


Calories: 963kcal | Carbohydrates: 120g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 631mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 86g | Vitamin A: 952IU | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 2mg


Hippie Tie Dye Cake

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