I took on the challenge.
Whip up two boxed white cake mixes like normal (and threaten to take away the beaters and the bowl for licking if the children can’t stop arguing over them).
Divide the cake mix evenly into six bowls and add GEL food coloring (not drops or your cake will turn out pastel and too runny) to make: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.
When the color is thoroughly mixed in, pour the colored batter into six different floured cake pans
Of course, you MUST let the children lick the bowls…
When the cakes have cooled, take a long knife and slice off the rounded tops
and give the children more sugar!
Stack the layers–purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red–on top of one another, “gluing” the layers together with white icing.
[I think it’s hilarious you can see the ingredients I bought to make my own clothes washing soap in the background.]
Cover the entire cake with a thin layer of white icing–I chose to use canned white icing with rainbow chips already in it to go along with the theme–and put it in the refrigerator to harden. (This helps keep crumbs from spreading as you ice the cake…thank you, Megan!)
[The beer left over from my birthday steamed crab bash seems a little out of place.]
Add another layer of icing and you get this beautiful surprise rainbow cake!
The real surprise is that we won’t be cutting into it ourselves. Our neighbors just won full custody of their grandchildren (a blessing!) and we’ll be helping them to celebrate with this yummy cake! God is soooo good.