Monday, June 20, 2011

Summer Rainbow Cakes

I was blogggg hopping and I kept seeing rainbow here !
Since summer is the best time of the year in the seems time to bake a pretty yummy kinda celebrate some sunny days that actually occur for more than One day in a row.

From Absolutely Beautiful Things blog...
To see cute kids making and baking the rainbow cake at the Count It All here.

It involves cake batter (duh), food coloring, and small cake pans equal to the number of layers...say, 4 - 6. Some frosting....and ....some candles....some gooey stuff to write neat things on top like EAT ME

and then from Oh Happy Day blog, via Not Martha blog, this little cutie...
The Leprechaun Trap cake....

ooo high concept....This one involves:
Craft, crayons, pretzels, lots of frosting, little bowls, a scale, and little plastic baggies...squeezed into an Angel Food cake pan....yeah.
Set aside a whole afternoon for this one....But Wow!
Not Martha has the whole multi-paragraph instructions.

and a Gluten free Carrot Cake  made from Betty Crocker Gluten Free cake mix !! rainbows unless you think orange is enough color for a rainbow.....

Ingredients list........check the pantry and make a list for the grocery store....the big Safeway, Fred Meyer, and Albertsons...has all this stuff. Click the Betty Crocker link up there for the whole recipe and instructions.

1 box (15 oz) Betty Crocker® Gluten Free yellow cake mix
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla
3 eggs
1 cup finely shredded carrots (2 medium)
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts 
4 oz (half of 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
1 to 3 teaspoons milk
1/4 cup coconut, if desired