I saw this cake on Pinterest and thought “I could do that”. Little did I know how hard it would be. Okay so not really hard but the process was time consuming and things didn’t always go as I planned/hoped.
To start you’ll need two White cake mixes, vanilla pudding*, food coloring (I used Wiltons Gel colors in: Rose, Violet, Golden Yellow, Leaf Green, and Royal Blue), 1 cake pops pan, 2 round cake pans, white vanilla extract, and whatever the cake boxes call for (water, eggs and oil usually). I used milk instead of water and egg whites only so the yolk wouldn’t color the white batter.
Begin by making 1 box of white cake, divide up the batter, color them (I used about 1/4t of each color) and then spoon into your cake pop pans. The pan instructions said to bake the cake balls for 20-25 minutes but I baked them for 10 minutes. They were perfectly fine when I got them out. I also didn’t want them to over cook later on so that’s why I took them out early. Once they are room temperature pop them in the freezer for 5-10 minutes.
Make your other cake mix and put just enough batter into your round cake pans to cover the bottoms. Pop in your cake balls and cover with the remaining batter. Bake for about 30 minutes.
Oh. And why do you need vanilla? I always put a teaspoon into the cake mixes. You don’t have to.
I was not hopeful when I saw my cakes baking like this (picture taking w/ my iPhone then I instagramed it)
I was hoping the batter would come up and over the cake balls so they would be completely inside. It was apparent that was not going to happen and my polka dot cake outlook was not so great. Did the cake balls hold their shape? Did the colors bleed? Who knows.
After a layer of dirty icing (a thing layer of icing) and spending forever making roses my cake was ready. But was it going to work? It worked for her but would it work for me?
So it’s not perfect and the cake turned out yellow… *probably from the vanilla pudding but it was still cool looking and very yummy!