Cherry and Me love baking together and thought it would be a super fantastic idea to make a birthday cake for her Rainbow Party! This week, we share how to make a Rainbow Surprise Cake!
It’s really much simpler than you think!
Bake 4 round cakes, any flavour or colour. You can use store bought cakes, packet mix or bake your own from scratch, as long as they’re all the same shape and size.
In the centre of 3 cakes, trace a knife around a small glass to cut out a circle
Remove and discard the centre piece, or eat it!
The full cake (the one you didn’t cut) will be stacked on the bottom and the other 3 will be stacked on top to create a tunnel
You’ll need a round cake board to place your cake on. A good tip is to cover the cake board with two long pieces of baking paper, slightly over lapping. This way, you’re board will stay clean and the paper will be easy to remove by simply pulling the two rectangles of paper apart.
Make a simple butter cream icing with:
250g softened butter
3 cups icing sugar
2 table spoons milk
1 table spoon vanilla
Using electric mixers, beat the butter in a bowl until pale and gradually add the icing sugar, milk and vanilla until combine. You can even ad food colouring for extra fun!
Spread icing on top of each layer, (about 1cm thick), to stick them together
Ice the outside of the cake stack with a thin layer of butter cream
This is called the crumb coat to make sure there are no crumbs in your final coating
Then ice a second layer again to completely cover the cake. Place your cake in the freezer for 5 minutes to firm up that sticky icing.
In a flat round dish, pour out a jar of 100’s & 1000’s
Carefully roll your cake in the sprinkles
You could use any type of sprinkles
Gently pat them down
Place your cake back upright and fill with your favourite rainbow lollies!
Tune in next week to see how we made our Rainbow Party Streamer Garlands