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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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MissLadyDemon Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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letswalktogether Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
I only have two cake pans, so this might take a while, lol. Looks great :)
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's worth it though :)
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kissfull Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm not sure if it says in the description, I did not see but, may you tell me an estimation how long this took you to make? Also, do you clean your bowls as you go?
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I started baking at 6am, was done at 11am, while I waited for the cakes to cool I had time to do some jobs around the house and cleaned up as I went when things were baking as I don't have a very big kitchen so can't have lots of mess around.
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Thyme-Sprite Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
A lovely cake, I bet your daughter loved it. And basically everyone who caught a glimpse of it. ;)
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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WetmyPlants Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Can you name the ingredients in the first picture please?
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WaterFaerieNaomi Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oooooooaaaahhhhhh.... THAT's how you do it. xD On both the crumb coat and the sandwich tins. I wanna make a a cake like this now. :giggle:
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you should it is so much fun, the most fun I have had making and especially cutting a cake as you don't know until you cut it just how well it has turned out :)
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WaterFaerieNaomi Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I can imagine. The only thing is that I don't like ordering foods off online. But I want to try doing this with cup cakes some time. It would be a real challenge. :D
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i never used to be a fan of ordering anything online, you always get the odd wrong order or misplaced order but on the whole it's really good just shop around check out the sellers feeback and comments on websites and you should be fine.
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Cynamonium Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
That's awesome! Yummy. ;D
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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CJRiswhoIis Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
THANK YOU!!!!! :) :D
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, I didn't know that about crumb coating! So THAT explains why I can't keep the crumbs out of the frosting when I ice my cakes. XD That cake looks delectable, too. :drool:
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
crumb coating is a must for a lovely crumb free cake, definitely worth the extra bit of time for a lovely looking cake :)
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catdey Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wanna make it :iconchuplz:
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Toukatsu Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Aw snap secrets revealed! :dance:
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
wonderful instructions
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Nerdzilla101 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Two of my favorite things-- Rainbows and cake. This is great! :D
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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inu-nutfan Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
GEEVE EET TO MEEEEEEE XD
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Eylul00 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
OMG
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peacelovejoy2134 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome :heart: would love to make it :D
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you and you should, it is a lot of fun :)
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peacelovejoy2134 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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SoraLove Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Really cool and looks yumy!
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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MinetHerzog Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
wonderfull!!
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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MinetHerzog Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
my pleasure :hug:
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
fantastic :D
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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JesterofEvil Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
this is brilliant,

i want to do a cake with colour in it for my sisters birthday, so knowing that i can use the gel food colouring is going to help a lot, as i already have some for colouring roll-out icing but was unsure whether they would work in cake mix, due to the consistency of the gel as i thought they would leave little lumps of gel instead of mixing in smoothly [ the same goes for using them in butter icing]

i hate using the kind that you get in the super market as they've all gone over to being 'natural' colouring and have found that having use them on a cake for my brother a week ago , they taint the butter icing and gave it a really weird taste

i was looking into buying some liquid food colouring that is made but the same brand as the gel sort that i can see in your photo [ the ones with the gold labels] to get round this problem, but you've saved me time and money so thanks for sharing
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sugarflair colouring paste is much better than gel. Gel is great for icing but I find not so well for baking, last time i used it it lost most of it's colour. However a few people have said they use gel but maybe it depends on the brand you use as to how well they work so doing some research into the gel you have or doing a test run with it in some cupcakes or a mini cake to make sure it works ok before the birthday would be best :)
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JesterofEvil Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
hi, sorry to be leaving a reply so late, i double checked my stuff and it is the colouring paste that i have , my bad for using the word gel to describe them ^^;

anyways i'll defiantly be having a go at making some cupcakes as a trial run, any excuse to do some baking

thanks again for sharing this tutorial
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