My sister-in-law and I made a rainbow cake a few days ago for my brother’s birthday (we made him run out and get some of the ingredients for us, and he never even realised until he saw the cake!) – and he loved it.
Surprisingly, it isn’t that difficult to make this cake, it’s like baking a normal one but takes a little longer because of the layers. We used this BBC recipe to make the cake, although we also took inspiration from this beautiful cake by Hummingbirds too.
This is the end result (which we took nibbly bites out of it at midnight on my brother’s birthday, after we added some sparkly candles.)
This is how we made it, which I’ve made into nice easy steps for you if you decide to pick my wisdom over the BBC recipe. Well, a girl can hope, anyway.
1. Mix the ingredients together, eggsies, flour, butter salt, suger. Magic sprinkles optional.
2. Mix it baby.
3. Dividing the batter into 6 (or 4 if you want less work) portions and add the fool colouring. Watch the magic happen.
4. Do the same for the rest of the batters until you have a rainbow. Licking fingers is optional.
5. Bake in the oven in the baking tins. We used two tins and baked two at a time for 25 mins each. Leave to cool down.
6. Stacky stack. Use butter cream inbetween layers (we made our own buttercream too, cos we’re cool like that).
7. Use the remaining buttercream to cover the outside. Unless you don’t want to, but then it might look weird.
8. Cover it all and decorate as you wish. We stuck my niece’s handprint in the middle and filled it with glittered. Niecey enjoyed this part thoroughly.
9. Stick it in the fridge until it’s ready to each. Watch everyone’s admiring oohs and ahhs when it’s cut!
Also part of this Weekly Challenge – Layers