My little niece turned 1 recently and to mark this occasion, my cousin went in search for a colorful and fun cake for her little one’s birthday bash.
And it appears that Rainbow cakes are all the rage now here in Singapore. So I decided to jump on the bandwagon and try to bake up my very own Rainbow cake.
The process may sound all too challenging but after this first attempt, I think that time and effort is needed in order to bake and assemble the cake. I took the easy way out too, opting to use ready-made cake mix instead of making the cake batter from scratch. The Betty Crocker Super Moist cake mix worked just fine.
You probably need 2 cake mixes depending on the size of your baking tin. The white cake mix looked like a relatively new item to me, so I bought it to try thinking that the colour would be alot easier to absorbed since the batter is white. Between the white and the yellow cake mix, I think I now prefer the white one for it doesn’t use any yolks and the texture of the cake was also much softer than the traditional yellow cake.
The process is time-consuming as each different coloured layer has to be baked separately.
It also became a family affair when everyone chipped in to help out with the making of the cake. It took us all of 3.5 to 4 hours to complete baking and assembling the cake.
The final result? A happy slice of cake that brought a smile to my face as I cut up the cake and enjoyed the rewards of our labour. I used this recipe on instructions on how to assemble the Rainbow Cake and for the butter-cream frosting. Mid-way while baking the cake, I realised that I didn’t have any vanilla essence at home. Since I was too lazy to go out and buy it, we improvised and swapped the vanilla essence with fresh lemon juice instead. The lemon butter-cream frosting worked out fine as well.
So if I can sing and ‘bake’ a Rainbow (Cake), I’m sure you can too.. Try your hand at baking one and let me know how you feel.