Saturday, April 27, 2013

Rainbow Cake

I am still amazed by how this cake turned out.  I love it.  So now let me tell you about it.  

As you might already know, Lucy had a rainbow painting party for her 5th birthday.  We made invitations out of paint swatches, rainbow carnations for some decorations, and Lucy made her own thank you cards from washi tape.  Her party wouldn't have been complete without a rainbow cake.  

In my extensive rainbow research, I came across this link where she talked about how to make a rainbow cake.  I liked the idea, but I didn't use her recipe.  I used just the regular boxed stuff.  I used two boxes of white cake mix for this one cake and another box for the cupcakes.  It was intense amount of cake.  

After I mixed together the ingredients on the box, I split up the batter into 6 different bowls and added approximately 2 cups to each bowl.  Then I added some of this Wilton's frosting dye to each bowl.  I just eyeballed it and added it until I liked the color.  

When it was all mixed, I put the batter in the fridge for 30 minutes so the batter would thicken and not mix together when I poured it in my baking dish.  

Then I poured it in the baking dish in order of the rainbow, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple.  

The other half of the cake, I poured the batter in reverse order.

After the two layers were done for my cake, I went on to making the cupcakes.  I was afraid we wouldn't have enough cake to go around.  I don't know why I thought this would be a problem, we had so much cake and cupcakes left over.

I wanted the middle of the cake to be a surprise, so I went with just a basic white frosting.  This too, was just out of a can.  I was so tired from all the other planning and decorating I couldn't deal with making homemade frosting too.  The frosting for the cupcakes was also out of a can, but I bought that can that has the decorative tip to it already.  It was super easy.

The kids were amazed, as were most of the adults.  It was a lot of fun!  I gave the kids the option of cake or a cupcake and most of them picked the cake.  Go figure.

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  1. This is so awesome! I also made a cake for my son's superhero birthday party from that same link I found on Pinterest. I will say, yours turned out much much better than mine (especially the outside), but feel free to check mine out here:

    I have absolutely loved reading about this rainbow birthday party and hopefully one day I'll have a little girl to throw a rainbow party for!

  2. Your Psychodelic Cakes are the best!!!........

  3. What a terrific idea. Please share it (and any others) on my family-focused Kid Corner @ You may just get highlighted next week :-) Jennifer

  4. I've always wanted to make one of these! They are so much fun looking :)

    We would love for you to stop by and link them up today at our Artsy Play Wednesday Linky!

  5. WOW!! This is so fun! love it! I invite you to link to my party every week-

  6. Wow! So fun! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  7. I am in the middle of planning a rainbow themed party so I am definitely eyeing a rainbow cake!
    Thanks so much for linking this up to the Pinworthy Projects Party!


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