Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Birthday McKenna, and her rainbow cake!

Today is my baby girls birthday! I can't believe she is 4 already. We had her party on Saturday, and she was spoiled rotten as usual. She requested a rainbow party, so I did my best to accomodate! Her birthday cakes was probably one of the easiest I've done yet, but definitely had the biggest wow factor!
I started with a basic vanilla cake recipe; this one to be exact. The original recipe yeilds 12 servings, or 1 9" cake round. For the rainbow cake, I needed more cake, so I adjusted the recipe for 36 servings. I mixed up the batter, and then divided it by weight into 6 bowls. I colored each layer a different color, and then baked--each layer took approx. 15 min.
For frosting I used the Wilton buttercreme recipe. I took the original recipe x 3, and had enough frosting for the cake, and 24 cupcakes..with a few scoops leftover!
So, enough talk, and onto some pictures!
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Birthday Girl
(I also found out that hubby hasn't leveled my oven--each layer came out uneven...I tried to stack them so it would be less obvious, but the top layer blew my cover!)
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The big reveal! (and my camera was set on the wrong settings :( Sorry the pics are so dark!)
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Overall, I love how it came out! The cake tasted great--like a big sugar cookie--and McKenna loved seeing the rainbow!
Linking up to these parties!


  1. OMG! This is so lovely :D
    My mummy really loves it and so do I.
    I'm following from Get your Craft on. Hope you enjoy your day and come by if you have time :)

  2. Hi Jo Dee,
    What a pretty birthday cake to give to a pretty birthday girl.Thanks for sharing your happy memories and have a great day!

  3. Happy Birthday to your daughter as well :)

  4. Level oven or not....you did a beautiful job! :-)

  5. Beautiful cake, I love how deep you got the colors! That's one lucky little girl!!

  6. Couldn't be more darling!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

  7. This is Nicole from Colie's Kitchen I am a new follower!! I love your cake! It's so eye catching!!! Nicole @ colieskitchen.com

  8. that is awesome! I made that same cake a couple years ago for a birthday. My dog ate 4 of the layers while I was sleeping and I had to remake it:( Looks like a fun party:)

  9. You did a beautiful job on the cake! I thought the gumballs on top were a cute addition.

  10. The cake is beautiful! Great job!

  11. How "did" you get the colors so vibrant?