Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Rainbow Cake

Want a cake that wows? Try this Rainbow Cake with an added extra surprise inside!


Rainbow Cake - children's party

At the beginning of March, I shared the party bags I had created for a little group of Sprout’s friends who she has known since birth. On that occasion, I also made a Rainbow Cake – in fact I ended up making two - one as an experiment earlier that week and then the real thing!

Rainbow Cake - children's party

I used this recipe for the sponge and then iced it using this vanilla icing from the Hummingbird Bakery! 

For this particular recipe, you have to make two batches of the sponge and then divide each batch into three bowls (ie six bowls overall) so that you can add food colouring to each one.

Rainbow Cake - children's party

Although, the colours look fairly vibrant in the bowls you can see from the finished product that some of the layers are a little bit indistinguishable in terms of colour. I think I need to add more food colouring!!....

Rainbow Cake - children's party

For the icing, I ended up making 4 or 5 batches of the Hummingbird vanilla frosting although I probably could have done with another batch.

Overall, the cake was quite a success and it was certainly devoured by Sprout’s Daddy’s colleagues! However, I did think that all that vanilla icing made the cake quite sweet so for the real thing I decided to use chocolate icing.


Rainbow Cake - children's party

I used the same sponge recipe again, but defected to the Hummingbird Chocolate Frosting recipe. I also decided to halve the number of layers to three, so the end result consisted of three thicker layers.


This time once I had iced the first layer (all apart from the very centre so the smarties don’t go soggy!); I used a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the centre of the middle layer. This layer was then placed on top and the centre filled with smarties. Smother this layer with icing and then pop the last layer on. The last step is to ice the entire cake and decorate!

Once the cake was iced, I used a palette knife dipped in boiling water to help get a really smooth finish on the sides of the cake. On the top, I piped rose swirls using a Wilton Tip 1B and then used the same tip to pipe little decorative touches around the base of the cake. 

Rainbow Cake - children's party

As there were going to be three small people blowing out candles, I used these happy birthday candles so everyone had a good chance at blowing out a couple of candles.

Rainbow Cake - children's party

The inside of cake came out surprisingly well with three chunky coloured layers and a little smartie surprise in the middle. I’m afraid I  didn’t manage to get any ‘nice’ photos of the layers, but here’s one after it had been devoured by the masses!!

Rainbow Cake - children's party

Have you tried making a Rainbow Cake? If not, have I tempted to you to have a go? 

Sprout’s House

32 comments:

  1. That looks so yummy! Great job!

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  2. Wow this cake looks decadent and I love the sweet surprise inside! Thanks for sharing this at Pin Fest Friday!
    Cathy
    www.threekidsandafish.com

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    1. Thanks for hosting Cathy! Hope you have a good weekend!!

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  3. What a great cake, I'd love to slice into a cake and have a surprise waiting inside. Visiting from Saturday Night Fever. I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would love for you to link up with us this weekend.

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    1. Hi Laura, Thanks for commenting. I'll definitely pop by and link up on Sunday, and thanks for the invite too!! xox

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  4. This is one of the most beautiful cake I've seen in a long time!!
    It seems to be super tasty, and I like all the candies inside :)

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    1. Thanks Winnie. Hope you get a chance to make it! xox

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  5. This is a beautiful cake. Thanks so much for linking to What'd You Do This Weekend.

    Linda

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  6. oh I would have to taste test both to know which is better - they both look awesome and I want to try a rainbow cake!!

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    1. Hope you get the chance to make your own version soon! Definitely worth it!! xox

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  7. I love this! I think the chocolate one on the bottom is my fave! :)

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    1. The chocolate was was my fave too! xox

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  8. Well, these cakes are gorgeous... and I think they'd be perfect for various occasions, including my own birthday. (Totally not a kid anymore, but it would still be SO much fun!) I bet this was absolutely a hit!

    Also, this was one of my favorite from last week's That's Fresh Friday! I'll be sharing it tomorrow evening as one of my favorites from the week, so thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Erin Thanks so much for sharing my cake as one of your favourites. I hope you get a chance to make your own version soon. Have a good weekend! xox

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    1. Thanks Eva. It tasted so good too!! xox

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  10. OH my! What a wonderful surprise of a cake....so fun!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Saturday Night Fever!

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    1. Hi Cathy, Thanks so much for hosting Saturday Night Fever - I always enjoy linking up there! Have a great week. xox

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  11. What a fun idea! I've never made a rainbow cake in my life - and YES you have tempted me!!!
    Looks beautiful and delicious!
    Hopping over from the Three Mango Seeds
    Have a great day!
    XOX

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    1. Glad I've tempted you to give it a go!! Have a great week. xox

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  12. I have never made rainbow cake. We usually go for chocolate through and through here lol! It does look delicious though and that chocolate frosting with all those gorgeous roses is so pretty! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week! ~Deborah

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    1. Morning Deborah, Thanks so much for hosting What We Accomplished Wednesday. I love a completely chocolate cake too - just so delicious!! xox

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  13. I love that you added candy to the middle! I wish I had thought to do that last week for my boy's birthday party!

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us on Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Hope to see more of your great projects again this Saturday morning!

    ~ Ashley

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    1. Hi Ashley, Thanks for your lovely comment and for host the Show-licious party. Have a great week. xox

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  14. Happy G'day!Awesome cake!!!!Congrats!

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  15. What a great idea, I love the rosettes, I want to have a go at doing this some time. I have just posted some cheats little Easter cakes and saw your cake over at Natasha in Oz...are the rosettes difficult to do?

    Lee

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  16. Wow! Pinned it to my Rainbows board and my Cakes board, too. Sooo pretty.

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  17. Your awesome Rainbow Cake is being featuring this weekend at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us! Hope you join us again!

    ~ Ashley

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  18. Yummo! How awesome! I have to make a birthday cake this weekend so I'll definitely be trying this out! Thanks :-)

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  19. Thanks for sharing your lovely cake at the party @DearCreatives Theresa

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