Its been a while since I thought about the color purple.
I will proceed to date myself now. The last time was in the late 80’s, with a little movie called Purple Rain, starring the artist formerly known as Prince.
But that was a billion or so years ago, and I like to write about what interests you. Now. Purple cakes
are apparently trending, sayeth the internet oracles. And what does one find when one visits the party supply store in search of purple cake related articles? Well, here’s a hint: There’s a new popstar in town, and he has laid claim to the color purple (Justin Beiber
, please stand up).
Mr. Bieber aside, we like purple (frankly, we like a few Bieber songs as well, truth be told . . . ). Purple makes a lovely cake, whether your party is Beiberific or not. But feel free to experiment with your own variegated hues. (Pink – adorable! Same with orange or blue.) It’s illusory, but you must admit that a colorful cake seems to taste better.
To make your own variegated cake, prepare two Better Crocker Super Moist cake mixes as directed. Pour the batter into three bowls (about 2 ¾ cups of batter each).
Mix in the food coloring (I used 30 drops of purple food coloring for the dark purple, 15 drops for the medium, and 6 drops for the light). Bake the layers and allow to cool.
Place the dark purple layer onto your serving platter, top side up. Using aluminum foil, tear off some strips and put them under the edges to catch crumbs.
Slice off the top of the dark purple layer to make a flat surface. Carefully frost the top.
Slice off the top of the medium purple layer, invert and place on top of the dark purple layer bottom up (makes for less crumbs). Frost. Slice the top off the light purple layer, invert and place on top of the medium purple layer, bottom up. Frost top and sides of the cake. Remove the foil strips and frost down to the bottom of the serving platter (I use a table knife for this piece – smaller and easier to maneuver).
Refrigerate until about an hour before serving. Then, slice and serve!
Hope you enjoy!
MichelleMichelle Palm created the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen blog after discovering a lack of cocktail-style jelly shot recipes. Look for her posts here, and check her Tablespoon member profile often to see what she’s already gelled up!