Rainbow Cake

It was my Dad’s 80th Birthday last week and what better way to shock him than to turn up unannounced on his doorstep with a brightly coloured rainbow cake in my hand! Unsurprisingly he was not put off by this brightly coloured mass – it was at the end of the day still cake (though he seemed a little disappointed that each layer wasn’t flavoured with something different!!)

I used this recipe from The Pink Whisk for her Rainbow Cake, so I wont re-write that out again for you. The only changes I made to the recipe were, I divided the batter into 6 and make round cakes, and I used ordinary buttercream not cream cheese frosting. But these things are really down to personal choice!

The gel colours didn’t colour the batter as brightly as I would have hoped, but it was pretty straightforward to make, the only time consuming part was waiting for the six layers to bake, given I can only bake two tins at a time!

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Once baked, I ‘built’ up the cake layers and give it a good crumb coat of buttercream and then finally covered it (badly!) in fondant – rolled it too thin, and in my rush forgot to ‘trim’ the cake, lessons learned for next time!  I just made some simple balloons and ‘80’s from fondant to decorate

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Dad (and the rest of us) enjoyed the cake immensely and wasn’t at all put off by the bright colours, nothing stands between this man and baked goods! I have wanted to make this cake for a while after seeing it on Pinterest – so I am glad I eventually had the excuse to make one! Though, Mum has now asked for one instead of Christmas cake this year!

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