So it was J’s birthday and since she loves anything with lots of colour, I decided that the obvious choice would be to make a rainbow cake. The internet has enough blogs/websites about the cake and if you’d like to know more you can just Google it or else just refer to Megan’s Cooking.
Since I was super busy with work, this time I used BettyCrocker’s French Vanilla cake mix, instead of making it from scratch. (Note: opt for a white cake and not the basic sponge because the colours won’t stand out as much.) So, I followed the instructions on the pack. Divided it into six equal parts and added food colouring to each bowl (violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, red).
The next step is to bake them individually.
When the cakes have cooled, assemble them in order (I prefer red on top with violet at the bottom) with icing between each layer (I used basic Vanilla Buttercream frosting). Crumb coat it and chill it.
Once the icing sets. Add the final layer and your cake’s good to go! It really isn’t hard – just requires a little patience.
And the final result:
Ok, so my icing skills leave much to be desired. But the cake actually looks gorgeous! The fun part was when J cut into a seemingly simple white cake only to pull out a huge chunk of rainbow coloured gloriousness! Priceless! =)
T taking a closer pic before J can tuck into it 😀