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7 Ways to Perk Up Boxed Cake Mix

Food Coloring Stripes

Flavors aren’t the only thing that can make a cake exciting. Its appearance can make it equally as enticing. When making a layered cake, split the batter into different portions (based on how many layers the cake has) and add food coloring to each portion of the batter so that after it is layered and frosted it will have a striped effect when cut into. Choose an alternating color pattern such as pink and white, create an ombre effect with different saturations of a single color, or get really creative and make an entire rainbow of cake layers.