I have seen these rainbow cakes online and could not wait to make one myself. What better time than Little W’s first birthday? I could not imagine a little one eating a whole cake herself (or even a whole piece) so I thought with so many layers this cake would be perfect, she could have a layer or two and be fine!
She seemed to really love it and ate a thin slice of 2 layers.
The project was pretty simple. I used store bought cake mix and icing: 2 boxes of white cake and 2 large containers of cream cheese icing. (You of course could make from scratch!) I split the mixed batter into 6 bowls and added food coloring gel to get the colors I wanted. You would not have to do a “rainbow” assortment, you could go for shades of a specific color etc… I only have two cake pans so I could only bake 2 layers at a time. They cooked in about half the reccomended time since the layers are thin. At first I was alarmed because my purple looked gross with the browned areas on top. But then I figured the icing would cover that up just fine, and it was the inside that counted. All the colors came out about how they looked as batter, so I know not to expect any cooking color changes next time. It was so fun to make. I had never made a cake over 2 layers before, so this project really let me practice my frosting skills!