Thursday, February 23, 2012

So Proud of Myself

You've just gotta love Pinterest.  The best place to get ideas for just about every single thing you want to do in life.  About a day or two before my son's 7th birthday I happened to find this recipe for a rainbow cake.  I'm the type of person who likes to take on challenges.  Despite the fact that I'm definitely no Betty Crocker.  I love to conquer these little things and, surprisingly so, I am getting better at it.

So here's a photo of the cake I found on Pinterest, and if you'd like the recipe simply visit Love & Olive Oil

I looked over the recipe and saw that I had most of the things that I needed already to make it.  The only thing I was really lacking was cake pans.  Nothing that a quick Jewel trip couldn't fix.

The recipe does state to use food color gels because you get more vibrant color.  I'm not really sure if that's true or not.  I used the liquid for mine.  I would recommend having more than one red handy though because you use that one the most and mine wasn't as red as I would have wanted.  I would also recommend dialing down the almond extract by maybe half or 3/4 depending on how much you enjoy that flavor.

The cake was surprisingly easy to put together and I think being the fumble fingers that I am, the hardest part was actually frosting the damn thing.  I thought by the time we cut it open I would have frosted all the crumbly pieces together and it would be a big cake mush.  (I am Type A... what do you want?)

Quite the contrary, however.  I couldn't have been more pleased when I pulled that first slice out!

My birthday boy got the chocolate M&M cake he asked for and got a fun surprise along with it!  Usually they want a Costco or Portillo's chocolate cake, but I think my fun rainbow cake surprise came in a close 2nd (well 3rd really)!