Saturday, June 25, 2011

Rainbow Layer Cake

Rainbow you say? It looks so elegant and white...Keep reading!

Hi All, Sorry about the lack of updates... hopefully this my latest blog will make up for it! I have been working, studying and am also a mum and wife and as you can imagine this doesn't leave much time for me to do the thing I enjoy the most... baking! So today was about me... Baking this cake was about unleashing my creative side! I got the idea from a gorgeous friend of mine who actually used her version as a cake smash photo shoot for her one year old baby girl! I saw the cake she made and just had to try it.

So for lack of ample time I did actually cheat and use cheap cake mix. You see this cake has 6 layers and all that baking takes up alot of time. But the results speak for themselves!

It is such a pretty cake when cut! I obviously went wild with the colours of each layer and have sandwiched the layers together with a Raspberry jam cream and covered the cake in a delicious buttercream.

Raspberry Jam Cream

600ml of thickened cream
2 tablespoons of icing sugar
1 tablespoon of Raspberry Jam

Place in a mixer and mix till thick.


250g butter, cubed, at room temperature
450g (3 cups) pure icing sugar, sifted
60ml (1/4 cup) milk

Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Use an electric beater to beat until light and fluffy.
Gradually add the icing sugar and beat until the mixture is very pale and fluffy. Gradually add the milk and beat until smooth and well combined.

Enjoy! My pot of gold at the end of this rainbow was my six year old son exclaiming,
 "Mum it is so colourful... you are so clever"
Then clapping!