Mad Mod Cake 5

Mad Mod Cake

This cake is crazy! Crazy cool that is. This optical illusion cake is more than delicious- it’s mesmerizing. If you put it on a lazy Susan and give her a spin, this cake will trick you eyes as the different alternating swirls spin at different rates. (And possibly different directions…) In other words, the frosting effectively looks like it’s sucking you into a confectionery vortex! It’s all good fun.

AuthorMackieDifficultyBeginner

 White Frosting
 Black Food Dye
 2 Piping Bags

1

Divide the white frosting in half. Dye half of the frosting black with black food coloring. Scrape each frosting into a separate 16 inch piping bag. Alternate adding the black and white frosting, decorating with the dot pull method. (I used this technique once before on the Neapolitan Cake.)

2

Using a piping bag fitted with a round piping tip or no tip at all, create a dot of frosting. Take an offset spatula and hit the middle of the dot and pull the frosting, dragging the frosting in a long stroke. Create a second frosting dot in the wake of the drag mark.

3

Once you get to the second layer, offset the white and black dots so that the black dots then go over the white dots. When you get to the surface, continue to offset the black and white dots, now working in a circle inward to the center of the cake. Finish the frosting with a single dot in the very middle of the cake.

Ingredients

 White Frosting
 Black Food Dye
 2 Piping Bags

Directions

1

Divide the white frosting in half. Dye half of the frosting black with black food coloring. Scrape each frosting into a separate 16 inch piping bag. Alternate adding the black and white frosting, decorating with the dot pull method. (I used this technique once before on the Neapolitan Cake.)

2

Using a piping bag fitted with a round piping tip or no tip at all, create a dot of frosting. Take an offset spatula and hit the middle of the dot and pull the frosting, dragging the frosting in a long stroke. Create a second frosting dot in the wake of the drag mark.

3

Once you get to the second layer, offset the white and black dots so that the black dots then go over the white dots. When you get to the surface, continue to offset the black and white dots, now working in a circle inward to the center of the cake. Finish the frosting with a single dot in the very middle of the cake.

Mad Mod Cake

Thanks to So Yummy for the decoration idea!

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