So it is my husband's 33rd birthday and I decided to make him something special. Last year I made him a Blue Velvet Cake - compliments of Duff. It was a show stopper. On the outside it looked like a regular coconut cake - but the inside wowed em!
This year not to be outdone and not having the time to make a super involved cake. I decided to go with a rainbow layer cake that was inspired by a cake from Whisk Kid via Martha Stewart. I figured what could be more fitting for my husband who is a big giant kid at heart.
The cake was simple to make and proved not to disappoint. I simply made my favorite white cake recipe and divided the batter evenly into 3 bowls and added food coloring! Believe me you'll need a lot of coloring in order to get vibrant colors. I repeated the process again in order to get 6 perfectly even layers of cake.
Once the cake cooled I frosted the layers with a basic buttercream recipe and crumb coated the outside of the cake. I put the first 3 layers in the freezer to firm it up before I sandwiched the next 3 layers on top.
I should of been more patient but with the clock hitting 10pm I wanted to go to bed. So I didn't put the second layer in the freezer to firm up and this was a slight mistake. The weight of the cake compressed the layers a bit more than I liked but it worked. Next time I will freeze the layers!
Then add a thick layer of buttercream to frost the cake--make sure you load up the frosting to give it that wow factor! I am not a fan of frosting but this cake definitely called for it.
I didn't add any decorations to the outside except some candles which made the cake even a bigger surprise when they cut it open!
If you don't have a lot of time but want to wow someone - go with this cake...it would be great for a kids party, coming out party, or just a fun celebration. Enjoy!