Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Rainbow cake

This cake is NOT quick & is quite fiddley but I had to share it as the results are AMAZING!! Follow this procedure & you can't go wrong  I made this for my daughters 3rd birthday and she nearly wet her pants when she cut it open. If I am going to be honest, it took me about 3 hrs from start to finish but for special occasions, it is worth it!

This cake features in my eBook 'Kids Party Food' which can be purchased for $5.95.

Amanda xx


• 2 pkts vanilla sponge cake mix + ingredients (eggs, milk, butter)
• Food colouring - red, yellow, green & blue


• 500g butter
• 1 kg icing sugar, sifted
• 3 tsp vanilla essence
• 2 pkts pink musk sticks
• 1 pkt coloured musk sticks
• sprinkles to decorate

Makes cakes

1. Preheat oven to 160 °C. Grease 2 x 20cm round cake tins & line the bases with baking paper.

2. In a large bowl, make up the vanilla cake batter.

3. Separate evenly into 6 bowls (approx 1 cup of batter per bowl) & add colour to each bowl until desired colour is reached. You will need quite lot of colouring to get the bright vibrant colours or the cake might look dull.

4. Pour 1 colour into 1 tin, & another colour into the other tin. Bake in preheated oven for 15 mins. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Refrigerate the cooked cakes which will make it easier to handle when assembling the cake.

5. Repeat with remaining colours until you have 6 coloured cakes.

Make buttercream

1. In a large bowl, beat butter for 10 mins until pale & creamy. Add icing sugar & vanilla & beat until light & fluffy.

Assemble cake

1. Assemble cake by placing purple layer on the plate. Top with 6 Tbspn of cream & evenly cover the top of the layer. Place blue layer on top & another 6 Tbspn of cream. Evenly cover the top. You may need to use extra cream to prop up the edges if they are sagging. Repeat with remaining layers until the red layer goes on top.

2. Cover the entire cake in a think layer of frosting.

3. Place musk sticks around the cake & top with sprinkles.

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