Rainbow Cake

Rainbow CakeAs a child, I remember being completely obsessed with all things rainbow. The first page of all my books were decorated with psychedelic scribbles, the belt of my jeans were rainbow, my hair clips were rainbow, and I’m pretty sure if I was allowed to I would have changed my name to Rainbow (not to be confused with Rambo).

So when my little cousin requested a cake for her 7th birthday party, I decided to step back a decade plus a few extra (extra) years to when I was her age, into thinking what kind of cake I would have loved. So easy was the question!

Rainbow CakeI made her my go-to Vanilla Cake  but multiplied it by 2 to fill an 8-inch round cake pan, and frosted it completely with white buttercream so that she would be completely surprised once she cut into the cake (which I’m happy to report she was :)).

Rainbow Cake

For the colours, I used liquid food coloring which fortunately didn’t turn out as light as I had thought it would, however the next time I make this cake I will definitely be opting for the gel type.

I also layered strawberry jam between each layer, then spread a thin coating of the vanilla buttercream. Yummy! 🙂

Rainbow Cake



  1. Beautiful execution!

  2. Travel Culture Food says:

    Yummmmy ❤

  3. this cake makes me smile 🙂

  4. Wow, that’s a stunning cake! I’m usually not a fan of food colouring but the different coloured layers look amazing. And great job on the frosting – I’m a total novice when it comes to icing cakes. Your piping is gorgeous!

    • Thank you 🙂 The colours definitely give the cake a little bit more of a special something because it really is just a plain vanilla cake 😛 And with the frosting – trust me it did not look like that the first time round haha! That’s the beauty of plain buttercream – pipe and if it’s ugly, scrape off and start again hehe 😉

  5. yum yum for my tum!

  6. Looks delicious 🙂

  7. Too cute for words!

  8. I really love this! I think the next cake I do will have jam in it! That looks delicious!

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  10. Love the way you frosted the cake! What tools did you use to frost it??

    • Hi Lauren,
      Sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you (I’ve just come back from holidays 🙂 )
      For the piping I used a small star tip – the star tip was from a piping set that was gifted to me, so it doesn’t have any numbers or I.D, but it’s basically just a smaller version of the Wilton’s 1M star tip. Hope that helps 🙂 Let me know if you’d like me to take a photo of it for you and I’ll be more than happy to 🙂

  11. I’ve seen so many versions of these around lately, but yours definitely takes the cake 😉 It looks amazing!

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