Color is popping out all over this spring! Take this cake, where vertical stripes of color create a surprise inside and bubbles of color surround a bunny silhouette outside. Use the Checkerboard Cake Set to easily create the tinted cake for a very special effect.
Make cake. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Divide battertinting 1 cup batter blue, 3 cups yellow and 5 cups pink.
Place dividing ring in first pan. Filling each section 2/3 full, spoon blue batter in center section, pink batter in outer section and yellow batter in between. Repeat with remaining pans. Bake and cool cake according to pan directions.
Assemble cake. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint portions blue, yellow and pink to match cake. Reserve remaining white icing.
Use tip 2A, cut disposable decorating bags and tinted icing to cover top of one cake layer in rings of matching colors of icing. Position a second cake layer and repeat with icing. Position top cake layer. Use spatula and white icing to lightly ice cake smooth. Cover cake with white fondant.
Decorate cake. In candy melting plate, mix pink, yellow and blue icing colors with white-white icing color to make ?paint?. Hold bunny pattern against side of cake. Dip end of lollipop stick in one color mixture. Dab stick on paper towel to remove excess color, then imprint dots around pattern. Repeat with all colors.