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Rainbow Cake Stages by claremanson Rainbow Cake Stages by claremanson
The stages of my youngest daughter Sasha's 3rd birthday cake, a 6 layer gluten free rainbow cake filled and covered with homemade butter cream and decorated simply with jelly tots.

I made one big bowl of cake mixture, divided into portions then coloured each with Sugarflair concentrated food colouring paste (you can get it from ebay and amazon) , do not use the liquid stuff for baking, paste keeps it's colour and you only need a very small amount so a tiny pot lasts a very long time. I do warn you the green and blue look alike as does the yellow and orange, try and not mix them up like I did or you may find yourself having to make extra cake mixture!

Don't be put off by the colour of the sponge cakes on top after being cooked, inside is full of really bold and beautiful colours.

This little beauty consists of 9 medium eggs, 4 blocks of butter and 2 bags of icing sugar just to give you some idea of the size of this thing.

After baking you can measure and slice each layer to be the same size if you wanted.

Make sure to crumb coat your cake (covering the cake with a small amount of butter cream or icing, leaving it to harden for an hour before adding the final coat of frosting, this helps stop any crumbs ruining the look of the icing)



As always I used my trusty basic sponge recipe with the buttercream recipe


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ocenflower Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
yummmmmmm
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Yoowl Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
I've just made the layers and a know getting ready to coat it all! It got a little higher than I had thought, since I only made four layers, but that's fun too. xD . Else I'd say it turned out really well! Of course I haven't sliced in it, but I've seen the nice colour. c: . Thankyou for uploading this!
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claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awesome, I hope it was as good as you wanted when you sliced into it :)
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Yoowl Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
It was almost perfect! My red layer was more pink than red, but else it was really good! Have to save that recipe. ^^
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claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome :)
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Yoowl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Will liquid food colouring mess it up completely? Is it that it doesn't keep the colour or that it doesn't cook well that's the problem? D:
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claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The problem is it keeping the colour, there maybe a few brands out there that does keep it's colour but everyone I tried faded into nothing.
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Yoowl Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Okay, thank you!
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tayzbell Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Another thing on my list of things to make :)
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claremanson Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Enjoy :)
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