Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Rainbow Party - Part 2 The Cakes

We have always had 2 birthday cakes for Mr T and Miss M, so this year was no exception. Miss M had wanted a giant cupcake cake for several years now but it had been wet and all our parties had been cancelled.  Mr T was happy with anything that involved lots of colour and icing.  So with that in mind I thought I would attempt the rainbow layer cake.

Rainbow Layer Cake = 3 packets of Betty Crocker Vanilla Cake mix, 4 1/2 tubs Betty Crocker Vanilla
Premade Icing.  Each layer is baked seperately.  Mix packet mix as per instructions and seperate mix into 2 bowls (thanks to Suzanne for the tip to weigh the mix so that each layer is even !!).  Colour with food colouring - you will need lots ! All of the colours in this cake are made with food colouring except for the purple which was created using edicol dye. Available from kindergarten suppliers and non toxic !

To put together we iced between each layer, filled the gaps with icing and then poured more icing over the top.  We freezed the cake into between icings to assist with cake crumbs.  It was such a hot day you can see the icing was melting off the cake.

The bottom of the cake was ribbon, the top was coloured choc chips from woolworths.  Tip- might be a good idea to put these on at the last minute as the colour melted and ran onto the cake a bit.

Melting child and melting cake.

Success - it was a little bit frozen so hard to get the first piece out but it was delicious and cold on
such a terribly hot and humid day.

Cake number 2 - Miss M's Giant cupcake.  Made using a Wilton cupcake tin and homebrand cake mix with pink marbling.  White frosting is bakemate in a tin can, available from Woolworths.  I love this stuff, soooo
easy !! Cupcake wrapper was made by fan folding wrapping paper from Phoenix Trading. Rainbow sprinkles purchased from ebay.

The Giant cupcake was very popular.

One very hot Miss M.

Hope you enjoyed the Rainbow Party cake details.


Miss Snow said...

I love the idea of a giant cupcake! And the rainbow cake looks great too x

Katrina said...

The rainbow cake looks just amazing - I may very well be borrowing that idea in future...

Although I am not sure whether I will go whole hog with all 7 layers!!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I have twin boys so I am going to do two cakes , one of my boys loves rainbows and multicolored so this is perfect.
Great idea about weighing the cake mixture.
I've seen a few rainbow cakes but this looks easiest.