Thank you all so much for your comments on yesterday’s post!
My mom came home the other day and asked if I would make something for her to take to work tomorrow, as it’s her coworker’s birthday. She said that her coworker loved ‘white cake’.
My nose turned up a little. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love white cake just as much as the next person, but it can just be so boring sometimes. It’s not even a color, like yellow cake. It’s just white.
So, I got a little creative. I dyed that shit. It’s still white cake. Well, in flavor at least.
I’ve seen a lot of pictures of those rainbow cakes around the internet, and I’ve been wanting to make one soooo badly. Here was my chance! I’m normally not a huge fan of ingesting copious amounts of food dye, but this just looked like so much fun.
I split the cake mix (I used a box mix… it always seems like white cake is best from a box…) into 6 equal portions and dyed each one red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. I baked them (2 at a time.. it took ages!) at 350 degrees for about 12-14 minutes. I didn’t want to bake them too long, because then they start to brown and the colors get all funky.
I whipped up some buttercream frosting and started staking.
So many pretty colors! By the time I was done frosting, it looked like this:
I didn’t want to make the decorate too colorful or too much, as the inside of the cake was pretty busy. I wish I had a cross section of the cake cut open for you, but I didn’t want my mom to have to take a cake with a piece missing to work. : /
Overall, it turned out really great, and I’m excited to know what her coworker thinks of it! It was tons of fun to make, even though it took a while.
Have you ever had rainbow cake? Is there one thing you’ve been wanting to make for a while?