Pin #100: My Mt. Everest: The Rainbow Cake
Well, here we are, at Pin #100!!!! I did it!! I’ll re-cap the entire process in my next post, but for now, let’s focus on CAKE!! If you’ve been reading from the beginning, you know how much I suck at baking. Please recall Pin#5, The Ombre Cake Wreck. It was indeed a WRECK! But I vowed to face my fears and do this rainbow cake, learn from my mistakes and see if I could do it! I’m so lame, I know, how does someone screw up a cake so badly? Well, here are some rules I laid out for myself this time around. 1. Take your time. 2. Don’t touch the cake mixture. 3. Take your time. 4. Use butter to grease the pans vs. PAM spray. 5. Use the same size cake pan for all layers (duhhhhh!!). 6. Take your time.
So, without further ado and with LOTS of great pics. My baby, the rainbow cake.
I used a white cake mix, 2 boxes. I measured out just over 11 oz. for each color section. (Yes, measured, not guessed…this was also a rule).
Luca helped and we had great time making the orange layer.
The first three layers of the rainbow ready to cook!
I really wanted the purple layer to be the same color as my freshly manicured nails, (the first time I’ve had them like this for about a year!). The cake turned out darker…oops, too much red!
Even the dirty bowls looked beautiful once we were done making all the layers.
After letting each layer cool, I wrapped each one put them in the fridge to get firm for the rest of the day.
I was terrified every time I opened the fridge all day. It was all going great, I hoped I didn’t screw up the frosting. Here we go….crumb coat going on.
Crumb coat complete!! It was so pretty, I was excited.
Cake and Vegetables! This is so typical Pinterest right? I pin my ‘healthy eating’ pins or ‘workout’ pins right next to the cake, cookie, cheese dip pins!! The crumb coat frosted cake spent the night with the vegetables.
Yay!! I did it! I added more frosting to cover it all, made little ditches for the sprinkles and marked it with a 100!!
Now the ultimate test….would it look good inside?? BAM – nailed it.
Luca still didn’t like how it tasted. We’ve just come to the understanding the kid only likes chocolate cake. Fair enough.
Andrew still liked his.
Isn’t she lovely?
After our celebration, the cake got cut into pieces to deliver to neighbors and half went into the freezer. Since I just joined Weight Watchers this week, I thought it was important to get it out of my sight!. (As it turns out, I like cake of all kinds, unlike Luca).
Milo also likes all kinds of cakes….
“I got cake Mama.” –Milo (Note, Bailey also likes cake)
100 down….0 to go….