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Hippie Cake

Hippie Cake

Moist vanilla cake topped with brightly colored frosting.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 1169kcal
Author: Wendy


  • 3 round nine inch cake pans
  • 3 round ten inch cake boards
  • Five small piping bags with star tip
  • 1 small piping bag with number 3 tip
  • one mini angled spatula
  • one package of wilton flower icing transfers i used number 8888


Cake Ingredients

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

Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 C unsalted butter softened
  • 5 C powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3-6 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • Food Coloring Sky Blue, Purple, Pink, Green, Yellow, and black Gel food coloring
  • 1 package of wilton flower icing transfers


  • reheat 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!


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 1169kcal | Carbohydrates: 144g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 757mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 102g | Vitamin A: 1201IU | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 2mg