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That’s right, it’s a rainbow birthday cake for someone over the age of 5. Why, you ask? Because rainbows are timeless. Because it was cloudy that day. Because if you don’t like rainbows, you’re a little bit of a jerk.
But most importantly, I missed the boat on recording the whole process, due to the fact that this was the fastest cake I’ve ever made in my life. It was a bit of a last minute whirlwind, due to the fact that my good buddy Anne (a pastry chef) usually makes her own birthday cake (I know, right?).
But after being hit by a car on her bike—again—I thought I’d step in and try my hand at super skinny layers.
-2 white cake mixes (follow the egg-white instructions on the box)
-divide each mix in 3 bowls, and color each separately with gel food coloring
-mix really well, and spread each color into 8” square pans according to box directions. Keep this as smooth as possible, as mine did not level out in the oven.
-bake for…. 15 minutes? 12? 25? Just watch them. When they pull away from the edges and a toothpick comes out clean, you’re good. It’s a bit of a crap shoot because the layers are so thin.
-Cool on racks as usual, then try TRY to level the cakes with a cake-leveling tool. Ha! So thin. So difficult….
-Mix up some delicious icing, and spread it very thin between each layer.
-I then trimmed the edges of my cake to make it perfectly square and even.
-Crumb coat -> Refrigerate -> Ice completely -> Decorate and pipe words.
A crowd-pleaser for sure :) Happy birthday Anne!!!