Monday, July 18, 2011

Rainbow Cake

Our little guy Orson turned 1 on the 8th ~ can you believe it's been a year already? We weren't sure if we were going to just get together with my parents or have a huge birthday bash for him, but I knew either way that I wanted to make him an awesome cake!

He does love Yo Gabba Gabba, and I considered making a Brobee cake (just his face, but with light & dark green stripes inside), but thought a Gabba themed party would be a little over the top unless he actually requested such a thing! So I went with the cake I couldn't get off my mind ~ a bright & colorful rainbow cake!

I made the layers the day before & kept them sealed up for frosting the day of the party. So pretty!

Rainbow Cake, 1

Here my rubbery blue cake pan is doing its best Earth impression after removing the green cake layer ~

Rainbow Cake, 2

I mostly followed the directions from the wonderful Idea Room, including her Cool Whip icing recipe, but I only used 1 cup of batter for each layer. I was planning on making mine about 3/4 the height of hers, and I really should have used 1 1/4 cup per layer instead, but it turned out lovely either way!

Rainbow Cake, 3

I decorated the cake with Fruit Loops instead of candy to keep it colorful & baby friendly. And it's a good thing that I did! Orson had his share of hot dog & picnic sides at dinner....

Birthday Boy

... and didn't realize he was supposed to save room for cake too! He was not interested in the least and only nibbled on a few of the frosting coated Fruit Loops.

Rainbow Cake, 4

Oh well! At least he'll know that I *tried*, and the other guests thoroughly enjoyed the colorful surprise. I should have taken some better pictures of the cut slices, but we did end up having a big bash after all and I was a little preoccupied.

Rainbow Cake, 5

Not too bad for my first cake, ey?


Jenni Price illustration said...

Your little guy is so cute! I guess he'll have to appreciate your rainbow cake when he sees the photos when he gets older and see how much work you put into his cake. It really turned out cute! I like how you added the fruit loops on top-a nice, sweet addition!

BTW, your sparkler photos were really awesome!


Tharvey said...

Thank you! All of the adults got to enjoy the cake, so it wasn't a loss. ;)