It was my daughter’s birthday last week, and we had just finished up the renovation, so didn’t have a huge amount of time left over to make the three layer cake that she requested…so I talked her into something a little easier…rainbow cake.
I saw the idea before, but it isn’t actually as complicated as I thought. You need a box of cake mix, plus eggs, oil, and water, and then you need food colouring, I had red, yellow, blue and green.
Then, we added a couple drops of food colouring to each bowl. When I say a couple I mean 6-8. Oh, and be careful when you are mixing colours like purple, always use less of the darker colour, like blue, and add one drop at a time, otherwise you won’t be able to see the red at all. Start with five drops of red, two drops of blue, and mix, then add more if you need it.
The only problem is that they didn’t rise properly. As you can see, they didn’t even come up to the top of the cupcake liner. I am guessing it was because the batter took so long from mixing until it got into the pans. The most time consuming part was spooning each colour into the liners. Mixing the colours, didn’t take that long. So, next time, I will just make one big cake! I would do it again though, the kids at Sam’s party were really impressed by this one!