From Start to Finish… a Rainbow Cake!
Step 1: Separate your batter into individual bowls and add red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple food coloring.
Step 2: Add the batter to your cake pans. I fill the cake pan with batter about 1.5 inches from the bottom.
I baked the smaller cakes for about 15-18 minutes and the larger cakes for about 18-22 minutes
Step 3: Remove the cakes from the pans to cool
Step 4: Repeat with different colors
Step 5: All the cakes are baked and ready to cool
Step 6: Level all of the cakes to get them ready to stack. I use the Wilton Leveler… mostly because when I use a knife, it never ends well. 🙂
Step 7: Starting with purple, add buttercream to each cake as you stack. I use this bag and tip so that I am adding the same amount of buttercream on each layer.
Step 8: Frost and repeat until you’ve reached red
Step 9: I use the same tip and slowly add buttercream around each layer to “seal” each level together.
Step 10: Repeat the process for larger cakes. Doing my little “sealing the layers” technique also makes crumb coating a lot easier
Step 10: Time to decorate! Since the small cake will be a smash cake, I wanted to use buttercream on the outside. I made this pattern because it kind of reminds me of clouds. I put the rod down the middle of the cake to make sure it stayed level as I added the buttercream. Since the cake is small and so tall, I wanted to make sure it didn’t lean. I’ll remove it when I am ready to add the topper
This will be the topper for the smash cake. But, you will have to wait to see the finished product until it’s delivered! PS Don’t you just love the name Anabelle?
Step 11: Back to the larger cakes… time to crumb coat them. Not sure why this picture is so yellow looking, but just go with it! 🙂
Step 12: Cover the cakes with fondant. Since these cakes are so tall, it’s really important to get the fondant on and smooth quickly so that you don’t get any tearing. I would normally care when the bottoms looked this bad, but since I know I will be doing a border, I didn’t stress as much as I usually would have.
Step 13: Add any designs or borders. Here is a sneak peek of what I did. You can do this before or after you stack the cakes. I forgot to take a picture of stacking them, but you can watch a video on Youtube to learn if you aren’t sure how.
I made this “1” topper for the large cake.
And here it is… final cake #1! 🙂
Final cake #2! 🙂
Thanks for viewing the rainbow cake from start to finish! 🙂
Now THAT’S a piece of cake!