Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Rainbow Birthday Cake

Yesterday my second daughter celebrated her 4th birthday! She wanted a "Rainbow" party, so here is the cake I made for her.

Let's take a peek at the inside.

This was the second fondant cake I've ever made so I know it's FAR from perfect. I used two yellow cake mixes since I only have three 9" round cake pans, therefore, each cake mix made 3 of the 6 layers. I colored the cake layers and the fondant with Wilton's icing gels. I messed up a little on the fondant recipe so the white cracked in some places. I figured out if I warmed the fondant in the microwave for a bit to soften it, I could avoid the cracking so the colors turned out fine.

I learned a lot, though, so I'm pretty sure if I make a third sometime, it will turn out better. All that matters is my daughter thought it was cool and had a great "Rainbow" birthday!

34 comments:

  1. I think its so cute! I want a rainbow birthday party too now! haha

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  2. Great job! How fun is that?!

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  3. It looks great. Happy Birthday to your little one.

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  4. Wow, that is beautiful! I am doing a rainbow party for my one year old this month, so thanks for sharing! I may have to try my hand at this!

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  5. Darling! She'll remember that with smiles!

    MGM

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  6. I love the rainbow inside, so neat!

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  7. The cake looks fabulous! Way to go!

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  8. It looks wonderful!! We usually buy our fondant already made - hubby just colors it. Never thought of microwaving it to soften.

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  9. i hope she got a rainbow brite doll to go with it :) that's what my b-day party was when i turned 4 too! it's a great one :)

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  10. Your cake is amazing! Great Job!!

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  11. When I scrolled down the second pictures I was like "whooaaaa!" I'm sure your daughter was too. How cool!

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  12. It looks great!! I am scared of fondant so admire your bravery. lol

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  13. That cake is awesome! I love the rainbow on the inside!

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  14. Adorable! I love the little colorful balls around the bottom!

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  15. Did you flavor the layers? just wondering, super cute Idea!

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  16. I love this! My baby turns 2 this Friday, and I was going to do a rainbow theme for her (since we live in the Rainbow state). This may be a little too ambitious for me, though! It looks amazing! Do you have a link for the fondant recipe? I've never worked with fondant before...I'm kind of scared. ;)

    Aloha,
    charlie

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  17. That is AWESOME!!! Did she know the inside was colored beforehand? That would've been SO cool if she didn't...it would be like magic!

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  18. Thanks everyone!

    Brianne-
    I did not flavor the cake - although that might be a good idea. I used a yellow cake mixes and just dyed them.

    Attempting Aloha-
    Here's the fondant recipe I used:
    http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2010/05/make-cake-series-making-and-coloring.html

    Good luck!

    domestiCass-
    That would have been cool, but she was "helping" me step-by-step. My girls love being in the kitchen with me and I love having them there!

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  19. Wow, that is pretty impressive, my poor kids never got anything quite that creative.
    Karry

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  20. Beautiful! My daughter would love this!!!!!!

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  21. Such a great cake! I just shared the link with all my friends on Facebook. Thanks for posting, it's beautiful!

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  22. you did awesome! i can't cover a cake in fondant very well - i'll have to remember your tip about warming it!

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  23. That cake is fabulous!!! I would be super excited if someone would make a cake like that for me!

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  24. I am SUPER impressed. I wish you were MY mom!

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  25. OMG, that is SO cute! Awesome job! :)

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  26. It's beautiful, sis! We were thinking about that certain 4 year old on Monday--I can't believe she's already that old! My little guy will be, too, before I know it! The cake is amazing~! I'm very impressed (and I'm not easily impressed, as you well know!) Love you!

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  27. Your rainbow cake is awesome! So glad I stumbled upon this blog!!!!

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  28. i love this! it looks so delicious. i linked to it on my blog today. thanks for the cute idea.

    http://wifemomwoman.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/st-patricks-day-food-and-treats-ideas/

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  29. I featured your darling rainbow loveliness in my roundup!

    http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com/2011/03/true-confessions-rainbow-addiction.html

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