Kid’s Rainbow Party Part 1 -The Cake
I was inspired last September by this post by Christine Koh at Boston Mamas about the beautiful rainbow cake she made for her daughter’s birthday. Poking around a bit I found this rainbowtastic post on the subject. The pictures are awesome! (Especially in comparison to most of mine that were taken with my 3GS because my SLR was having a fit that day.)
All winter long I thought about that cake and how I would have my three kid’s birthdays together and it would be all rainbows and awesomeness. The whole party was designed around this cake. Which turned into these cakes because I decided that they each needed their own cakes.
Then I made another in case there wasn’t enough cake. Seriously what’s wrong with me? Did I mention I’m not really a baker? I like to do it, but I’m not how do you say it, um, I’m not very good at it. There you go. Not very good at it. Almost every single person at the party asked me how I made the cake.
Me, giving baking tips?! Whodathunk? It was actually super easy. I used cake mix and package frosting (please see above paragraph re: me not being good at baking).
After mixing, separate into 6 bowls with equal amounts of batter. Use gel food colors. I tried with liquid first and it didn’t come out nearly as bright. Also use much more food color than you think you should. Maybe 2 teaspoons per color.
Drop the batter into the pans one at a time, either all the batter or a pattern, but DO NOT MIX IT in the pans. You will have a disgusting brown grey looking cake. Not what you’re going for.
Bake, frost, and serve, baby! In case you’re wondering, no this is not on the 4HB plan. Also, I think this cake is a one off for me until I find some suitable vegetable food colors. All that food coloring skeeved me out a bit.
But it sure looked purty :-)