Thursday, November 3, 2011

How to Make a Rainbow Cake

For Clare's 6th birthday I made my first attempt at a "rainbow cake."  It was very easy to make and the end result was so neat!  (I impressed Ryan quite a bit!)  

You will need 2 boxes of cake mix and 2 - 3 containers of icing.  

Mix up the cake mix according to package directions.  I divided the cake batter into separate bowls and added food coloring to each bowl to make all 6 colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.  To make each layer of the cake the same thickness, I put about 1 1/3 cup of batter into each bowl.

I baked 3 cakes at a time (that's all the cake pans I had).  They baked at 350 for 25 minutes.  

Cool the cakes and begin assembling the cake by staking and icing the layers together.

Ice the entire cake...I only used 2 containers of icing, but I think I could have used 1 more to cover the cake a little better.  And we even topped it with rainbow sprinkles!  

The surprise is when the cake is neat!  Clare said she'll remember this cake until she's 10!  


  1. What an awesome idea! Your cake looks fantastic!!

  2. Oh my gosh that looks amazing! And yummy! :) So many layers, great job!

  3. That's so cool!I keep wanting to try one of these cakes but I'm not sure I could do it!