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Has anyone tried making the rainbow cake? Just wanting to know if you have any tips or trick. I have googled and read so many recipes, but would love real experiences.


Posted by channiib, 27th April 2014


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  • I have for my sons third birthday it was five layers I added a drop of dye to each layer and then stacked them one on top of the other using cream inbetween so they would stick to each other and not move too much while I was covering in fondant my advice woukd be gice plent of time to make ot


  • i enjoy making the rainbow cake, the kids really enjoy it as well


  • I made a rainbow cake a while back for my boys birthday. It was time consuming but not too hard! Just make 1 or 2 vanilla cake mixes then separate them into bowls. Colour each bowl and cook each cake then layer with cream once they are cooled


  • thanks for asking the question, read the answers and got some great tips


  • The Cake worked so well. I used gel colours and it looked so great. 6 layers and Butter cream frosting in-between, and finished off with fondant. A really great result if your thinking about trying give it a go. But make sure you have a day spare.


  • You do need to make the layers separately and pile them up. If you haven’t used food colouring before, a little goes a long way. Just add a drop and increase drop by drop til you have the colour you want.


  • they are very easy to make and taste great and turn out very well


  • They are actually very easy to do.. Just make each layer separately and like on top of each other! Just make sure it’s wide enough so it doesn’t fall over!


  • I’ve tried twice now and failed both times at trying the rainbow cake just don’t think it was meant to be for me lol


  • Thanks for all the help ladies. Making this cake on Friday. So I will post photos. Fingers crossed it goes to plan :-)


  • Just a basic sponge Recipe, split in half add colour. You can do thinner layers with lots of different colours, but always the same sized tin.,


  • my sister used 2 cake mixes and split them up, added colour to each batch and cooked separately then used cream between each layer and covered with icing


  • I made one years ago. All I remember is that it was very easy.


  • i did a marbled rainbow cake but I don’t think that is what you are after


  • I haven’t made a rainbow cake but I’ve made mixed colour rainbow pops. A bit different I know but I found that even though I cooked it for the same amount of time I would normally, they turned out a bit chewy once cooled? The only thing I can think of is either the colouring affected it or perhaps the recipe I used doesn’t take to colour so well. If it’s for a special occasion maybe trial a couple of different recipes to find the best one? Have fun!


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