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!