Monday, February 27, 2012

Happy Birthday Little Monkey!

My, how time flies... my baby will turn 6 years old tomorrow! We had a bowling birthday party for him over the weekend and at his request, the theme was 'Yellow Submarine' (oh, how I LOVE him!)

He wanted a Yellow Submarine birthday cake. We looked at many birthday cakes for inspiration and of course he wanted the elaborately carved ones. I can bake a cake, but I'm no Master Pastry Chef by any means! After some conversation and more research I convinced him to stick with a more simple style of cake. I saw a rainbow cake and thought that looked pretty cool and I knew that was something I could do. I'm so happy he agreed to it!

Making the rainbow cake was a fun little adventure. We divided the cake batter into 6 different cups, then colored each one with gel food coloring. This was his job. Then we scooped each color into our prepared pans and sent it off to bake. They turned out just perfect! Once the layers had cooled, I leveled them and stacked them so that the colors from top to bottom were: pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple.
Now imagine if we had FLAVORED each color? That would be one fun cake!


Jillian said...

Yeah, The Beatles! That's a great cake. I love rainbows! :-)

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hoffee and a nuffin said...

Isn't it so much fun! The cake was so easy to do. Just prepare your cake mix according to the package directions, then divide the batter into however many containers you wish to have colors. Tint them, layer them, then bake it as usual. There are SO many possibilities!