Anyway, when I first came across it, I knew it would be perfect for the individual cakes my boys will have at their upcoming birthday party. Being the control freak/type A personality that I am, I knew I needed a trial run. So I did, only tweaking it for Halloween.
I made 1 box of white cake mix, using my favorite shortcut recipe. I then halved the batter, tinting one half orange and one half black. Now I know I had the gel food coloring in my hand at the store, but somehow I ended up coming home with this:
Go down the baking aisle with a 2 year old who cannot help but be drawn to every last sprinkle, marshmallow, and box with a picture of cookies, and something's bound to go awry. Attention anyone else who makes this mistake...1 entire tube will color half a box of cake mix just fine. Next time, though, I will read more closely. Or go shopping alone. Something.
Then I started glopping (technical term) a scoop of orange and a scoop of black batter into two pans, alternating until I was out.