There is a cake that has become famous (infamous) on baking blogs and all over the Internet. It's called the "Rainbow cake." It's six layers of rainbow goodness, with each layer representing one color in the rainbow. Roy G Biv would be so excited. Should you ever want to invite him to dinner, be sure to serve this cake.
I have long seen it and wanted to make it since it first appeared on blogger Whisk Kid's blog in 2009. Then she made it with Martha Stewart and the cake exploded on the Internet. It seems like everyone and their mother were talking about it.
I have been wanting to make it for at least two years, but have never had the occasion to do so. Though my husband and I always bake and build cakes from scratch for our children's birthdays, we also usually have very specific requests from our kids. This year we didn't.
I decided my daughter's fifth birthday was the year to attempt this epic monstrosity of a cake. In reading the reviews, I felt pretty nervous about my decision. Each layer has to be baked separately.
So, first, I separated the batter into six bowls and colored them:
Next I baked each layer separately:
We let them cool completely. Then we froze the individual layers for an hour and brought them out for frosting. We frosted each layer:
Finally, we frosted the cake once and then put it in the fridge. Then we frosted again. See below:
The final product:
Here are some tips if you are going to do this yourself:
Would you ever attempt the Rainbow Cake?