Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rainbow Cake

Guys. I made a rainbow cake. It was gluten free, and it was glorious.
It was also delicious.
And it was SO. MUCH. FUN.

I was going to make cake batter from scratch, but then realized just how long that would take, so I went with trusty old Betty Crocker Gluten Free yellow cake mix. Definitely glad I did since it took a while. It would take a lot less time if i had more 9-inch matching pans, but alas, I only had two.

So here's my set up. 3 boxes of mix, a lot of butter, vanilla, eggs, milk, my trusty kitchen-aid mixer, lots of bowls, and food coloring.

I went with doing 9 inch round cake - because I had two of those pans. I think a 7 inch size would be perfect... Next time! (oh and I read online about people doing mini cakes, and I'm definitely doing that for my anniversary this summer).

Anyway. It was easy. Make 1 box of mix. Then split into two bowls, and add the food coloring that you want to get the right colors you want. I mixed it up, then poured into my pans, then baked. When those were almost done, I washed everything, and got going with the next batch, mixed, food-colored, re-poured, then baked.

Do that 3 times (with only 2 pans) to get 6 layers like this:

Then stack! After the layers cool a bit....This was fun.... I was going to make buttercream frosting, cause I love it - but was worried it would be TOO sweet, so I just bought a whipped cream-style frosting instead. I also went a little light with frosting, just because thats what I like and stacked in the color order I wanted:

Cover the outside in white frosting, make look pretty, then, the best part is when you cut into the cake! Ooohs & Aaahs all around! It was a HUGE hit. It really didn't take too long (maybe 3.5 hours or so) and it was so yummy and so much fun to eat.

The texture was great, and we ate almost the entire thing.... Can't wait to make my next one!

Monday, June 06, 2011


Do you guys read Jordan Ferney's blog "Oh Happy Day"?? You probably all do, but if you don't, check it OUT.

It's a fantastic little blog, so many gorgeous ideas, she has two adorable kids, and her husband is a really talented painter who I purchased a painting from last year.... and she is doing the MOST AMAZING GIVEAWAY OF ALL TIME.... A trip for 2 to Paris!!! Ohh la la!

I have entered as many ways as possible, and you guys should too! Here is the link.

Remember when I went to Paris for a long weekend with my then fiance?? Here's a link to that post -- it would be incredible to go back for our anniversary, and I'd love to spend a little more time there - OR hopefully one of you fab GF reader's will win it!