Saturday, March 26, 2011

Chelsea's Rainbow Cake

I decided to make a rainbow cake for Chelsea's birthday party.  I'd seen it floating around on a few blogs and thought it was beautiful.  My sister Shelley spent the entire day (and it did take that long!) helping me make sure this cake was perfect.

We used the Magnolia Bakery's recipe for vanilla cake and vanilla buttercream frosting.

We made two batches of the cake and split each batch into quarters and then colored each quarter.  Special thanks to Layer Cake Shop for recommending the perfect colors to use.

I used three pans and we kept rotating them until all 8 layers were complete.

Once the layers were done we froze them and then stacked them in order of the rainbow (of course!) and frosted them up.

I added some sugar rainbows also purchased from Layer Cake Shop.

I held my breath as I cut the first slices and was VERY happy with the colorful result!

Chelsea loved her cake!  It was a big hit with everyone and the Magnolia recipe worked perfectly.

By the end of the party there wasn't one bit left!  Special thanks to my sister for helping me with this.  I told her to tell me I'm nuts next time I go to her with one of these ideas!


20 comments:

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Oh my, Karla! What a beautiful cake! I'm sure Chelsea was very pleased with Mommy and Auntie's work!

The Other Side of Me said...

WOW!!! Karla this cake is amazing and worth all the time that went it to it. It has the total wow factor. Happy Birthday Chelsea!!

Hope you are doing great.

Tammy

Karin said...

I have always loved those cakes....so pretty. I just know that I don't have enough patience to make one though....what a great job!

Lulu said...

Hi Sugar Bear,

It was a fun cake to make. I want to make it again fo sho! :-P It was too beautiful and too delicious not to.

Love ya,
Shelley

kandeland said...

oh Karla! it looks magnificent! I have seen them too, but they look like MAJOR work! I want someone else to make me one! great job my friend!
xo nat

Dolores said...

Karla....thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. I'm so glad you posted. When I accidentally deleted all of the people I follow, your blog is one that I hadn't recovered.
Now I need to do some catching up.

The cake is fabulous!! It definitely looks like a rainbow.
Happy Birthday to your sweet Chelsea!
Hugs,

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey chickadee!!
aww I love that cake! It reminds me of the strawberry shortcakes haha How have you been? I miss catching up with you like we use to do! Hope all is well! big hugs

toodles-
sarah

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh karla what an amazing cake. Well done - such hard work

Miriam said...

Rainbow cake, looks marvelous, it's perfect, you mix the colors so good that looks better than a rainbow. I bet kids love it so much.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

This is amazing! I have never seen a cake like this before!!!

Jeanie said...

You are a good mother. You are an amazing mother -- and a pretty darned good baker, it looks like! This is simply stunning -- what joy for everyone at that table! And what a wonderful celebraton! Congratulations!

Merci-Notes said...

oh! Happy Belated Birthday to Chelsea!

Can you believe it1 Another year older.. all of her accomplishments...ALL of Jeff and you accomplishments with your family! :)

Your rainbow cake is wonderful! mmm i saw a cake that when you opened it up there was a panda bear inside! heheh I bet Chelsea loves cute panda bears! hehehe

xo, Mary

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What an amazing looking cake!!! Chelsea is very lucky!

mercedes scott said...

Chelsea will look back at photos of this birthday someday and know how much her mommy and auntie love her! After all, isn't part of being a mom going out of your way to make our children's birthdays special? You did! And the results were beautiful (sounds like they were tasty also). Thanks for sharing :)

Monica said...

It turned out fabulous! So pretty!
I am sure she is loving her little kitchen too!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

That is the most awesome cake I have ever seen!!! All those beautiful colors. I bet Chelsea loved it.
Fabulous job!

Kimberly :-)

Susan Branch said...

That is beautiful! The kids must have been beside themselves! I do something like that with Jell-O -- but this cake is killer. Thanks for showing it! Susan

vivian said...

Just stumbled across your blog.. LOVE your cake! beautiful! no birthdays here til august.. I need an occasion before then to try it!
have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing!
vivian

Andrea Singarella said...

So darling, Karla!!!! And I love the kitchen too! What a lucky little girl! Happy 2nd birthday Chelsea!

Jennifer Hayslip said...

Awww...beautiful Karla! You did an amazing job! Im sure it tasted as amazing as it looks! :) Hope Chelsea had a wonderful b-day! XO,Jenn

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