Since our family are "hippies", my mom and I wanted to make rainbow cake or cupcakes for our friends that we are going to hang out with on August 9, so this was our first attempt at making them. So last night, having cabin fever, I decided to make my own version of the Rainbow cake that my mom and I loved looking at on here.
We didn't want to make a terribly big cake because we wouldn't be able to finish it all, so I only got myself 1 cake box mix of Duncan Hines White Cake Mix, and one tub of vanilla icing from America's Choice.
So we started out, mixing the batter together, and then dividing the layers into bowls by wieght (9oz. was perfect for our four small heart pans). We then used food coloring (For the purple we used Betty Crocker Neon Gel Food Colors, and for the red/yellow/blue we used McCormick Assorted Food Colors and Egg Dye). We were able to make the four layers, and our light purple stayed a light purple! We were excited. Then we realized that we had a lot of batter left over in the bowl, so we used green color dye in that, and made 6 rainbow cupcakes in addition.
In the morning, we "dirty iced" the cake, and then put it into the fridge for 2 hours, and then completely covered the cake in the icing. But I feel that it didn't completely cover the cake, because we wanted to make it that nice smooth finish that we see on other cakes on this site.
And so, here are our results!