May is a crazy busy month for us! Audrey and William's Birthdays are a week apart. There is also the end of school and everything that comes with that. Then both my girls had recitals. Now things have calmed down a bit or at least how calm summer can get. I wanted to share Audrey and William's cakes because they were super fun to make and eat!
I love getting my Kraft Food & Family Magazines and E-mails and the first cake I made was on the cover of their Spring issue. I showed it to Audrey and she loved it! With a rainbow cake you must have a My Little Pony theme, right? So that is what we did.
What is so great about this cake is that each layer is not colored with food coloring. It is colored and flavored with Jello! I let her pick the flavors. The pink layer is watermelon, then orange, lime and then blue raspberry. It was super yummy!
Rainbow Layer Cake
adapted from Kraft Foods
HEAT oven to 350ºF.
GREASE and flour 2 (9-inch) round pans; cover bottoms with parchment. Prepare cake batter from 1 pkg. cake mix as directed on package. Pour half into separate bowl. Add dry raspberry gelatin mix to batter in one bowl; mix well. Stir dry orange gelatin mix into remaining batter. Pour into prepared pans.
BAKE 28 to 30 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans 15 min.; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
REPEAT with remaining cake mix and dry gelatin mixes, washing cake pans between uses.
Next was William's Birthday he is obsessed with trains! He wanted a Thomas cake so this was best as I could do. But he loved it!
|Love the look on his face! Makes me happy!|
I got the idea for this cake from a Betty Crocker Cake cook book someone gave me. It was pretty simple to make and I loved adding all the candy and cookies.
I did make a few changes. I thought mini loaf pans would be easier to frost then cutting up a big cake loaf. The pan I have is from Pampered Chef and it is the stone quad pan. So I made one big cake in a regular loaf pan and then mini loaves. I think my pans are bigger than average so I made two cake mixes instead of one. With the extra batter I made a few cupcakes.
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