The leftover dyes were from when I was dyeing the roving for Chirphead's baby pod and from hosting a KoolAid Dyeing party. I mixed all blues, reds and purples together into one batch, and I figured that it would be perfect for some cake dyeing. Normally I wind a tight cake, and then rewind a looser one. I don't know how I got this mess this...
Thankfully the mess resolved itself and I had a nice, loose cake ready to dye. I decided to switch up my cake dyeing by presoaking the cake first. I let it soak in a pot filled with water and 2T white vinegar.
I got a fancy new camera in March, and I couldn't resist taking pictures of each step of the unwinding process. It is just so beautiful to see the cake unwind!
|Here you can see the blue hints|
I'm a bit surprised that the color didn't penetrate further into the cake, but then again it was mostly reds and reds absorb faster than blues/greens. Maybe I'll try this again with cooler toned dyes.