Taste the Rainbow

Yesterday was the MiniNess’s sixth birthday. Happy Birthday, Punkin!

Of course, we had a cake. Homemade, since Mommy insists on doing it herself every year. And that’s fine, turns out great. But this year, Princess asked for something a little special. She asked Mom for a rainbow cake.


So, to the great Oracle Internet we go.

Mom was able to locate a great recipe for simple, fat-free rainbow cake. A young lady on a diet got the recipe from Weight Watchers, and in turn she posted it on the web. How she got the colors is all we cared about; since we’re already part of America’s obesity problem, what’s another slice of full fat, full sugar cake going to hurt?

So she got the directions and decided to give it a try. Do you know how difficult it is to get a good mix of red and yellow to make orange? Or how tough it is to get the mix of blue and red to make a nice, purple-hued purple which doesn’t become a flat gray? More challenging than you think, most likely.

When the baking was done, the cake looked a lot less vibrant than those pictured on the web site, and Mommy hid her nervousness while she cooled, frosted and wrote Pretty’s name with the stiffest of green decoration frosting.

At last, the moment of truth came, and it was time to slice. And I heard the exclamation “I did it!” and knew things turned out just fine. In fact, more than fine. Here’s the proof:

clip_image002So, there was much joy in the kitchen when the proof of much effort paid off. We all got to taste the rainbow. Eat your heart out, Skittles. All rights reserved, of course.

The entire process of making the cake will be documented on my beloved’s cooking blog, which will also be linked from her blog so she can tell you all about it.

In the end, the Princess had a terrific birthday and we had a terrific cake to show for it. Big smiles for a big girl. Six years old now!

Good times… good times.

How was your weekend?


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8 thoughts on “Taste the Rainbow

  1. That is an amazing cake! I want to know how to do it too.

    I should have linked to her blog! I can’t believe I didn’t. You can visit here here to see the instructions, Charlotte. It’s much easier than it looks!

  2. Amazing! I can barely manage one-layer cakes. Looks like it was yummy, too!

    It turned out awesome and tasty, Berna. 🙂 It’s not alchemy, it just looked like it!

  3. FANTASTIC! My sister made one of those cakes, although I didn’t get to see it or taste it. She made it for a friend’s party and it was a big hit, naturally.

    It was really cool to see, and delicious too. We can’t speak for the fat-free version which substituted Diet Sprite for many of the fatty ingredients like oil and eggs. But the regular was rocked it!

  4. I want one of those cakes for my birthday next year. Just saying.

    And, I think you should have one. Get your mom on the case.

    My weekend was weird. The husband got a new video game, so not much else happened…

    What game? Anything a 10 year-old little boy can play?

  5. Cake turned out great and happy birthday (though late) to the birthday girl! She’s growing fast!

    Thanks, Delaney! She sure is. It’s a little frightening. I blinked and now she’s six. Next time I blink she’ll be asking me for the car keys. Once more and someone else will be asking for her hand. 🙂 Hope you’re feeling better too!

  6. I *love* the cake she made, and I was so happy to see that it had turned out. (I also love that she put the colours of the rainbow in the right order, too 🙂 )

    It did, indeed, turn out great. Unfortunately the recipe called for double the batter amount and we couldn’t finish the entire thing before it went bad. Still, delicious and wonderful!

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