Laura’s Multi-colored Birthday Cake

Laura's Rainbow Colored Birthday Cake

So I made a cake that was inspired by a picture I saw on Facebook for my daughter’s first birthday.
The vanilla cake recipe is from The Cake Boss but the added colouring gels is my add-on.
Because I could only fit 1 pan in the oven at a time, I halved the recipe. The measurements below are for 1 layer of cake.
Thank you to Gail for telling me about colouring gels, they work so well.
The decorations are up to your own imagination, but because I’m not good at piping icing, I replaced the edges with stars bought at a shop.
The trick with the colouring gel is to remember that the cooked cake will come out a lighter colour than the raw cake mix.

1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup + 60mls cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
3-5 drops colouring gel

Preheat oven to 180°C
In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar and eggs together until light and fluffy, about 1 minute
Add the flour (I put my flour through a sieve), baking powder, milk, oil, vanilla, and colouring gel and beat for another minute.
Grease/spray a 10 inch cake tin well
Pour cake mix into tin and bake for 20 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
Immediately take out of tin into cooking rack.
Stack one layer on top of each other with wax paper in between once slightly cooled to allow the weight to press the cakes into non-raised layers.
It will reduce the gaps when stacking and icing.
Wait for all layers to cool completely before icing.
I used plain white butter icing for in between the layers and coloured icing for the top and sides.

Prepared, tried and tested by: Laura Mae Rankin

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4 thoughts on “Laura’s Multi-colored Birthday Cake

  1. Hi Recipe Hunter!
    This is Doni – not sure if you were aware but I deleted my blog a few weeks ago…. 😦
    I now regret it. I started a blog again, starting all over again obviously.
    I would appreciate it if you would check it out and let me know what you think, if you don’t have time that’s alright I understand.
    Thanks anyway,


      • Hi cookandenjoyrecipes! 😀
        Thank you for your warm words!
        That would be awesome to do a guest post on your blog! What sort of post would you like me to post and what kind of post would you like to post on mine? The previous website (ignore that!) this is my new blog Let me know what you think of what posts you want me or what you want to post 🙂
        Kind regards,

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      • Hi Doni. Although I run a food blog, this month, you can share any post you wish on any topic of your choice. I have done the invite, hope you receive it shortly. I am flattered that you wish me to do a post on your blog. As mentioned I only have foodie posts, so not sure if you want one of my very own recipes. Let me know, as I will be honored to do so.

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