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As it turns out, tie-dye cake isn’t just delicious and really pretty — it’s completely mesmerizing to watch as it’s made. Because colors!

Nicole Iizuka from POPSUGAR introduced the Hypnotic Tie-Dye Cake, and we can’t stop staring at it. It seems relatively simple to make, and the results are so fun and gorgeous.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 6-inch round cake covered in fondant
1 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons water
Neon food coloring

Here’s how it’s done:

Make a cake and cover it with fondant. No biggie, right?

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Once you’ve done that, place the cake on a wire rack to avoid it sitting in a pool of colors.

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Whisk one cup of powdered sugar and three tablespoons of water together until you reach a thin, pourable consistency.

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Add one drop of each of the food coloring colors into the glaze, making sure you leave space between each color.

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Pour the glaze over the cake, letting the excess drip off the sides. Prepare to be hypnotized.

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Let the cake dry for one hour or until the frosting has set. And then voila. A tie-dye cake that’s almost too pretty to eat.

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Watch the process for yourself here: