Feb 27, 2013

How to Make a Rainbow Sprinkle Cake

For my daughter's birthday this year she asked for many different cakes before finally landing on a rainbow cake. I'm pretty sure she pictured a cake with a rainbow on it. but her mommy had a different vision for the cake. I wanted her to have a cake that had rainbow sprinkles on top and was rainbow colored on the inside as well.

This was a very easy cake to make and the kids helped me make it. Although in all honesty, Isabella was not very impressed that her siblings were helping too. To make the cake you just need a few supplies - a cake mix and everything to make it, can of frosting, food coloring, rainbow sprinkles, a piece of paper, and scissors. I bought a huge container of sprinkles and I used exactly 1/10 of them so I'm going to have sprinkles for a very long time. I think it's safe to go with a normal sized container.

1. Mix the cake according to package directions.
2. Divide the cake batter into 5 (or the number of colors of your choosing) bowls.
3. Add food coloring to the bowls and mix the colors. I was very liberal with the food coloring since I wanted the colors to be bright.

4. Grease your cake 9' round pans very well.
5. Spoon half of each color into each pan. You want to place the batter directly on top of each other. To even out, pick up the cake pans and drop them on the counter. You don't want to spread out the batter with a spoon since that will mix the colors together.
6. Bake the cake according to package directions and let them cool completely. Cut out the number that you want to use on the cake during the baking time.
7. Place one round on your plate and frost the top only, leave the sides unfrosted.
8. Place the second round on top of the first and frost the top, leaving the sides unfrosted.
9. Place your number in the middle of the cake and press down gently.
10. Cover the cake in sprinkle. You'll need to gently turn the cake on it's side to brush off the loose sprinkles. I patted the sprinkles down very gently to make them stick.
11. Carefully remove the number from the cake and touch up any frosting if needed.
12. Frost the sides of the cake.

This cake was a HUGE hit at my daughter's birthday party! We had two cakes since the party location provided a cake as well. The rainbow cake was gone while half a chocolate cake went home with me.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful cake - makes me want to try to make it! ha ha
    I am not a baker, but you make this look fun.


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