Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My Attempt at the Rainbow Cake

If you read MckMama's blog (and who doesn't) then chances are you have probably seen the Rainbow Cake made by her bloggy friend Amanda. It's beautiful, isn't it? I decided that I was going to try to make it but I put my own little spin on it to make it a little easier.

I'm guessing when she made it she put it in smaller round pans. I decided to use my 10 inch round pan and I only divided each cake mix in half. Which then gave me 4 layers instead of 6. My plan was to make it a fall cake and use colors that leaves are. I was going to end up with gold, brown, orange and red. Well, that's not exactly what happened.

As I mixed colors they were not ending up the way I wanted. Gold was easy because I had gold food coloring. I then got orange pretty easily but wanted it to be more of a burnt orange so I tried to put a little black in it and ended up messing it all up. My orange ended up being more of a really yucky dark green. My red was not getting as red as I wanted and then I ran out of red food coloring. I added yellow and tried to turn that orange. My last layer I figured I would then do yellow, but it was so bright that I started adding other colors and it ended up being a bright green.

My point to all that is, if you want to make this cake-----do not plan on mixing colors! Just buy the right color of food coloring to begin with! The plus side to this all is that the cream cheese icing is so out of this world delicious that it does not matter what your cake looks like, the icing will win everyone over!

Here is my finished product:

I also made a coffee cake for my family and thought I would be all fancy and bake it in a bundt pan instead of a 9x13. Bad idea! It didn't want to come out. Thankfully my family didn't make fun of me or say anything when this was served to them Sunday morning.

Of course, when I was in the other room I did overhear Brad ask one of the kids if they dropped it on the floor.

Also, if you do not follow MckMama's blog, you might want to check it out and keep her, her family and especially her son in your prayers. Her 1 yr. old son will be having heart surgery in Boston next week.


Angie said...

I don't know if I would have attempted this cake- so to me it is beautiful! How fun the kids all the colors, did it taste as good as it looked?


Melissa said...

Thanks Angie! It was delicious!

Deborah Ann said...

Ah, the rainbow cake looks too beautiful to eat! The coffee cake looks scrumptious, it wouldn't bother me a bit to have it in pieces.

Thanks for stopping by to pray for Aaron. I'll be posting a praise report soon!