Monday, May 14, 2012

Rainbow cake


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I may have gone a little over bored for Emma's Baptism luncheon.  By hey, that's how I roll.

After Emma's disappointment about me only making cupcakes for her Cupcakes and Kitty Cats party you had better believe I made her a cake for her baptism.


Emma's favorite Primary song is "When I am Baptized."
It goes:

I like to look for rainbows when ever there is rain
and ponder on the beauty of an earth made clean again.

I want my life to be as clean as Earth right after rain
I want to be the best I can,
and live with God again.

I know when I am baptized my wrongs are washed away,
and I can be forgiven and improve myself each day.


I want my life to be as clean as Earth right after rain
I want to be the best I can,
and live with God again.

So the obvious theme for her baptism luncheon was rainbows.  She loved the idea.


Don't you just love rainbows?  They are so bright and happy.
Why is it that everything is much more fun to eat when it is a rainbow?


The only thing about making rainbow things is that it is kinda a pain in the booty.  It is easy, but a little time consuming.  To make this cake I went with my standard semi-homemade cake recipe.

1 box of white cake mix
1 larger box of vanilla pudding
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup of water
1 tsp vanilla

Just mix it all together, and bake it according to the directions on the box.  To make the rainbow just divide the batter into 6 bowls, add food coloring in the colors you want, and bake each layer.  I used a 6 inch pan... I only have one six inch pan.


So a few years ago I was OBSESSED with covering cakes with fondant and making it AS SOOTH AS POSSIBLE.   But lately I find I really like the texture I get from covering a cake in buttercream and then finding new ways to use the fondant.

To make the fondant rainbow, I rolled out the fondant and used  a cookie cutter to cut out little flower shapes.


You will need at least 30 flowers per color.


Fold the flower in half, but try not to have the flower "petals" match up.


Then fold it in half again. (Don't my fingers look awesome in this picture?  Umm not.  Please keep in mind that I have been dying fondant.)


Then stick the flower things into the buttercream in an arched rainbow shape.


It is sure to please and it is pretty easy.  I love this texture.  I think it would be really pretty in all white on a tier of a wedding cake or in a pretty soft pink.

There is SO much more rainbowy goodness to come.

18 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL cake! I love the rainbow on the outside!

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  2. So pretty! I love the rainbow on the outside, and the surprise on the inside.:)

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  3. That cake looks incredible! Both the inside AND the outside. :-) You are awesome!

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  4. Super cute! I would have never of though of doing little ruffles with the fondant like that.

    I would love it if you would link up at Watch Out, Martha!’s link up party: Martha Mondays (every Monday through Wednesday)! Hope to see you there!
    http://www.watchoutmartha.net/

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  5. WOW! That is one BEAUTIFUL cake! Emma is a lucky girl! Way to go Mom!

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  6. Wow, this cake is really adorable!! Liz

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  7. LOVE the decoration on this cake rainbow cakes are so much fun

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  8. gorgeous ruffly rainbows!! love how you used the petals for ruffles!

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  9. Wow! The rainbow decoration looks incredible! It must have taken you so long, but it was definitely worth it.

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  10. wow! at first i thought that was frosting ruffles! neat way to do the rainbow cake thing...just pinned!

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  11. Wow, that's a beautiful cake. I had no idea it made from flowers until I got to the end of your post. So creative!

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  12. Oh my flippen cute! This cake is amazing. I can't believe you made the rainbow out of fondant. You are an allstar for sure!

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  13. What a great technique! I never would have guessed fondant flowers!!! {Your fingers look like mine when I'm crafting/baking ;)}
    xo
    Heather

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  14. That cake looks soooo good!

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  15. How can one bring themselves to eat such a perfect cake?!?! I LOVE IT!!!!! The icing is PERFECT and the colors are bright and beautiful!!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! I can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow!

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  16. What a beautiful rainbow cake! Love it! :0)

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  17. That is a just too cool of a cake!!! I so so LOVE it!! I hope I can have some excuse to make this! Pinning it:D

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