This past weekend amidst all of the Thanksgiving goings-on we celebrated my neice Francesca's 12th Birthday.
I offered to bake the cake.
I have to admit it wasn't much to look at.
Until the first slice.
I didn't tell anyone ahead of time, so there was lots of oohing and aahing going on.
Francesca loved it.
It was a lot of fun to make, but also a bit time consuming. You basically prepare two box mixes of white cake as directed. You then seperate the cake batter into 6 containers and add Wilton's Icing Dye found in the cake decorating aisle at Walmart - NOT the baking aisle. Regular food coloring won't be bright enough. You then make a six layer cake. Here are Meg's directions which are a bit more concise than mine.
You are supposed to shave the top of each layer so it lays flat, but I didn't take the time to do that.
I am glad that I didn't. I like my arched rainbow.
Here is the original cake that I found at Meg's Whatver blog.
She makes cupcakes too.
And look at the yumminess created by Amanda at I Am Mommy. Pancakes.
Of course I cannot mention Francesca's fabulous 12th birthday unless I mention her sister Gabriella.
Gabriella's 9th Birthday was on Thanksgiving Day.
Happy Birthday girls!
Aunt Stephie loves you!