Rainbow Birthday Cake

I fell in love with the rainbow cake a few years ago when I was watching an episode of Martha Stewart. I recently got up the courage to make the  six layer rainbow cake for Avery's second birthday. Yup, my baby just turned two! We had a really really low key birthday gathering to celebrate Avery's birthday on Sunday. I'm fairly new to baking, and have never attempted to bake a cake that has more than two layers. I did make Avery a mini three layer cake for his birthday smash cake, but never a full size cake more than two layers. So this my friends for my was a huge task for me to attempt to bake. I'm super happy to that the cake came out colorful and super yummy.  

I used this recipe here for my cake and used Betty Crocker gel food coloring to color the batter. I had to visit a few stores in my area to find the gel food coloring, so don't give up if your unable to find it at the first store. 

If your planning on making a rainbow cake, here are few of my novice baking tips. 

Rainbow Cake Tips

  • Use disposable cake pans to bake the layers in (spray with non-stick spray)
  • Use a wide spatula to remove the cake from the pan 
  • Have all your mixing bowls set up to pour batter in 
  • For even cake layers trim the cake layers (I'm doing this next time)
  • Gel Food Colors are a must and color the batter more intensely
  • Use Egg Carton whites, instead of wasting egg yokes (I'm doing this next time)
  • Visit Betty Crocker for the instructions on mixing colors (purple & orange) 
  • After frosting the cake place in refrigerator for an hour & take out a half hour before serving and cutting 

Since this was my first time making a multi-layer cake it didn't come out perfect the top was a little lopsided in certain spots, lol. But in the end what really matter was seeing Avery blow out his candle and smile and clap his little toddler hands when he saw his cake. For me that's best feeling ever. Everyone loved the cake, it was not only cute to look at, but it was truly amazing and super moist. I was a little nervous about cutting each slice of cake but each slice cut so nice. I've already gotten a few requests to make another rainbow cake! I'm super excited to apply my tips to the next rainbow cake I bake. 

I'm also looking forward to my next baking adventure and stepping outside of my comfort zone, like did with Avery's rainbow cake and his birthday cupcakes last year. I also recently bought an Ikea cake decorating kit, and looking forward to using it on my next cake.

Have you ever baked a rainbow cake?