Rainbows and Stars

March 31, 2010 Ella
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Every year I make a birthday cake for my friend’s daughter Aela.   This year she turned 6 and requested a chocolate cake with rainbows and stars on it.  Of course I went a little overboard as usual.

Cupcakes are all the rage these days.  In fact I’ve read a couple articles recently discussing whether cupcakes (which are now being served at weddings in lieu of cake) are a passing trend.  The verdict according to my reading is that they are here to stay.  My opinion is that they are easy to serve at a party with a guest list comprised mostly of kids.  Theres little clean up and its an easy way to offer more than one flavor of cake.

I also like to match cupcakes to the cake in terms of decoration, so I fashioned fondant stars and rainbows in advance, once dry, its pretty simple to add atop the vanilla and raspberry buttercream frosted chocolate cupcakes.

For an added “Ahhh” factor I also made a rainbow cake as the largest tier of the actual birthday cake.  In terms of the theme of rainbows I couldn’t resisted experimenting with a fairly simple way embellish this idea.

The bottom tier was a white cake.  Once the batter was mixed I divided it into a number of different bowls and added a few drops of  food coloring.  I scooped the colored batter liberally into two pans, and baked as usual.

Theres no need to swirl the batter with a knife and once cooked the cake will appear golden brown on the outside and not as bright as you might expect.  Once you level your layers to start building the cake, you’ll find its very bright inside.

So Happy Birthday to my favorite munchin and cake eater, Aela!

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. chrissy  |  March 31, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Whoa! This is amazing! I am in love with this cake. Also, cupcakes better be here for a while – at least until I decide to get married. 😉

  • 2. Mrs. G  |  March 31, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Simply magnificent!!!

  • 3. Alycia  |  April 8, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Awesome job Ella.


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