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Hippie 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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Jill


  • 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



  • 2 boxes of white cake mix
  • 6 large egg whites
  • 2 C water
  • 1 C Canola oil
  • Sky Blue Purple, Pink, Green, Yellow Gel food coloring
  • Pam baking spray

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!