I love rainbows. Everyone who knows me, pretty much knows this. It’s kind of an obsession. This weekend, for Saraphina’s birthday party I decided to make another rainbow cake. Unfortunately, it turned out a bit dry, but it was still pretty. In the hectic planning, it was a wee bit overcooked, but I have made this cake before with awesome results, so it’s all good.
Here is the party spread. Rainbow out of fruit, yummy sub sandwich with fixins, Sun Chips, Broccoli Salad, Lemonade, you name it. Those Minnie Mouse water bottles are just wrapped in wrapping paper, aren’t they adorable?
Now for the cake!
I used two boxes of white cake mix, prepared according to instructions. Once it was all well mixed, I separated it into six bowls in six equal amounts. Then I added the color. I used Gel Food Coloring, because it will not change the consistency of the batter like a liquid food coloring would. You also get a much bolder, prettier color with the gel. Looks like finger paint in the bowls, doesn’t it?
Bake for slightly less than the box calls for, because you are using less batter in the pans. I used 9 inch rounds for each separate color. Once cooled, stack with layers of frosting in between. I used cream cheese frosting. Mmmmm. I iced it all white to hide the magical awesomeness hidden inside.
How’s that for fancy? It’s a big hit, especially with the first cut of the cake when everyone sees how wicked cool you are for making such a fantabulous confection.
And if you don’t over bake it, it tastes pretty amazing too.
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