Someday we'll find it, the Rainbow Connection.

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Rainbow Connection Vanilla Layer Cake.

I've had this recipe in mind ever since I saw Whisk Kid's amazing version. I wanted to find a recipe that was more adaptable for British ingredients and came across this recipe by The Pink Whisk which worked wonderfully.

This was my first time using gel food colourings and I can't believe I've never tried them before, I won't ever be going back to liquid colourings! These are neater, easier to control and you need less. I bought mine off ebay in a rainbow set.

Cake ingredients:

- 500g self raising flour.
- 500 grams butter, softened.
-500g caster sugar.
-10 eggs.
-Gel colour pastes.

Cream cheese icing ingredients:

- 140g butter, softened.
-400g cream cheese.
-800g icing sugar, sifted.

Method:
Preheat the oven to 160 C fan/180C/Gas Mark 4

1. Cream the butter and sugar.
2. Add the eggs one at a time, also adding a spoonful of the flour with each egg.
3. Once the mixture is combined, divide it into 6 separate bowls.
4. Use the gel colours for each mixture,
5. Transfer to the cake pans and bake for 15-18 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean.

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Cream Cheese Icing:

1. Beat the butter
2. Add the cream cheese and mix until well combined.
3. Add the sifted icing sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
4. Once the cakes have cooled, ice and enjoy!

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Adding a crumb coat.

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Cake

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45 comments:

  1. This is amazing, I'm definitely going to try this - I need a friend with a birthday though! x

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  2. It looks absolutely amazing!! Yum, yum, yum :)

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  3. Thats so pretty!
    http://vmjeheart.blogspot.com/

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  4. Excellent work!

    My friend is planning on making one of these and I'll pass it along to her as an option.

    Morag x
    moadore.blogspot.com

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  5. I think this is the best cake I have ever seen. Fact x

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  6. Oh my gosh this is amazing!!!! :) wish i could be able to do this!! haha

    xox

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  7. Yay I love rainbow cake! Most fun cake to make ever!

    Dp
    X

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  8. 10 eggs?! holy moly. I love big cakes like that but I always find it difficult getting them straight - mine end up like the leaning tower of pisa haha. Yours looks FAB Claire!

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    1. I know sooo many eggs, but I guess at 6 layers it really is 3 cakes! x

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  9. This is awesome, my daughter wants a rainbow dash cake this year so making a rainbow cake and adding the cutie mark on top will have her in heaven. Thank you

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  10. Absolutely stunning! I wish I had your patience with making cakes. I just get all excited about the cake and it doesn't come out as well as I'd hoped usually (plus I'm hopeless at icing haha!) xo

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    1. It just takes practice :) concentrate on your icing because once you have it you can cover any mistakes you made in the cake, I always manage to break bits off or even break the cake in half sometimes xx

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  11. Now that is one EPIC cake, I've never heard of gel colouring before I'll have to check it out as I hate the liquid stuff it's so messy but damn girl you are making me hungry I had good intentions to bake today but didn't so tomorrow I'm definitely taking over the kitchen! xoxo

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    1. I still managed to make a LITTLE mess with the gel colours but much much less than I do every single time without fail with the liquid ones, really recommend them! x

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  12. That is simply stunning! Have seen 1 before but the added butterflies clinch it for me!
    I'm amazed at the talent you possess in baking for I can't bake a thing (not even exaggerating) so I'm highly impressed right now and also would really love a piece of that cake!!!
    x

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  13. Oh my goodness this looks so, so, so, SO amazing, I actually want to eat the screen. Nom! xoxo

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  14. This looks so good, I love all the colors. I will have to make this one of these days, maybe for someones birthday. Yum, thanks for sharing!

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  15. Such a lovely cake, and I absolutely adore the decoration on top too! xx

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  16. I've been wanting to try gel food coloring for awhile now and you've just convinced me! Also, totally impressed that you can keep your cake from leaning slightly at that height. My cakes always look wonky and I normally only do two layers, haha.

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  17. I looks amazing! I have wanted to make one of these cakes for so long, but I have never had the occasion to do so - maybe I should just make an occasion:)Also I love your recipe book collection, Star Wars cookbooks? Amazing.

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    1. every day should be an occasion to eat colourful cake :)

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  18. GUH. I cannot get over how well made this looks *__* I have made so many cakes and they always end up an uneven mess so I can definitely appreciate the effort that was put into this! <3

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    1. I still can't manage to make frosting look tidy but I am glad it didn't fall over :) x

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  19. that is officially the best cake ever!

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  20. oh my god, this cake is amazing - I so wish I had skills like this! :-)

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  22. AMAZING - It's my birthday next week - so I'm ordering the colouring now! Wish me Luck haha! :)

    www.charchiccc.blogspot.com x

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  23. I saw this on instagram and it looks amazing! x

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  24. Thats a beautiful cake, I am definately going to try this. What size cake tins did you use?

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    1. oops I forgot to write that bit! thanks for letting me know :) I used 24cm tins x

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  25. Ohhhh NOW I get it! It always confused me how rainbow cakes were made! It looks sooooooo good and I want to eat it right now please. You are the world's most talented cake maker!

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  26. Using this recipe for my birthday cake!! Thank youuu!!! :D Oh and how much gel to put in the cake mixtures? Fantastic blog btw x

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    1. Only a tiny bit! I used a cocktail stick, just add more as you need it :) xx

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  27. oh my word. this looks bloody amazing! you need to look into a courier service because i would pay a lot of money for this bad boy! xx

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  28. Oh my word that cake is immense!!

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  29. MMm this looks amazing! I've always wanted to try a rainbow cake.. will have to give it a go soon. x

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  30. This looks amazing, I am definitely going to have to try this!

    Maria xxx

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  31. This is a great post - awesome photos! That cake looks friggin' banging too.

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  32. YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xXx

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  33. Wowser! I am impressed. That cake looks scrumptious.

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  34. Wow! This looks soooo good!
    I love baking too, and I'm definitely going to have to try to make this :)

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  35. This is amazing! I too have started using gel and really would never go back! The colours are so much better too! xxx

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