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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Rainbow Birthday Cake

    Tammy S. asked for a cake for her little girl who was turning one year old.  She emailed me a picture that had 6 layers of cake, each a color of the rainbow, with fondant colored strips around the cake.  
   I usually use freezer paper and ribbon to cover the board as you can see in this picture. 

   A simple white cake with Wilton food coloring to make the colors seemed simple enough.  Baking the thin layers of cake was a lot harder than I thought it would be though!  They did not want to raise evenly, even with bake even strips. 
   

     All 6 layers are brushed with simple syrup and stacked - ready for frosting and decorating!! 

I used a simple technique to pipe strips around the outside of the cake...  it was a lot harder putting it on the side of the cake than on the top surface of a cake!  Frosting 'balls' on the top and sides and fun party writing finished the cake!