Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

"Mad Max" is 1 today!!! I found a fun "rainbow cake recipe" on none other than Pinterest and decided to give it a shot. Here are some "step by steps" for all you adventurous types!  

Step 1: Dig a white cake mix out of your pantry! You could make one from scratch too if you're really adventurous!

Step 2: Whip up your cake mix! 

Step 3: (This is where it gets tricky!) Divide your mix into 6 bowls. An easy tip is to pour 1 cup into each bowl and divide what's left from there. It worked for me... I'm sure it'll work for you too!

Step 4: Have your PreSchooler remind you what the colors of the rainbow are! Here's a cheat sheet... red, orange, yellow, green, blue & violet! And in case you're new to this type of stuff... red & yellow make orange, and red & blue make violet! You'll have to make these colors if you are using a basic set of food colors. Have your kiddos help... this is a great lesson in Color Exploration!

Step 5: If you haven't already, prepare your pans for baking. I used 2 rounds.

Step 6: In order to create a "rainbow look", place your red, orange and yellow batters into 1 pan. Then place your green, blue and violet batters into pan # 2. 

Step 7: Bake according to the instructions on the box.

Step 8: After your cakes have cooled, remove from the pans. Decorate and ENJOY!!!

Check back later for pictures of the inside of the rainbow cake!

1 comment:

Jenna said...

This looks like a hot mess! I really fun, hot mess :) I can imagine kids LOVING making this. And, cutting into it...that would make me smile more than eating it!