My baby turned 4! I’m not really sure how that happened, it seriously seems like she was just born.
She was only 19 months when we moved here. It’s just crazy. It did not go this fast with my son.
We didn’t have a party for her, so I wanted to have a fun cake. The cakes at the commissary are crap
and it costs too much to have a nice one made, so I decided to make one myself! I love to bake,
but I don’t ever do anything fancy. I’ve seen so many people make these Rainbow Cakes though,
I thought I would give it a try.
After I read the recipe, I kept looking for an easier one. I found it in a Rainbow Tie Dye Cake. This ended up being easier to make than I expected, so I have to share!
I started with two yellow cake mixes. I felt like one wasn’t enough, so I made two, just to be safe (one would have been enough, because I had enough left for a dozen cupcakes).
Then, divide the batter as evenly as you can into six bowls.
I could only find the packs of the four basic food coloring here, so I used those and made the
orange and purple myself.
Line 2 round cake pans with wax paper and grease the sides.
Layer the cake batter in concentric circles.
Use about 3/4 of the first bowl for your bottom color (Since I used to 2 cake mixes, I only used about
half of the bowl). For the next color, use a little less, continuing on like that.
In your other pan, do the same thing, but reverse the colors.
I used the Roy G. Biv method for my color order, but you can do whatever.
Bake the cakes as directed on the box.
Once they are cool, ice the top of one, slap ’em together, and ice the entire cake.
It was huge hit with my kids, judging by the fact that there isn’t much left.
Since I had batter left over, I made cupcakes.
You can do this however you want, but I alternated colors in the cups, so the cupcakes
came out in all different varieties of colors.