My heart didn't come out quite as nice as hers, but hey, I had a migraine while I was doing this.
About two weeks ago, I decided to try to make the rainbow cake. To make it, you have to make two 6-layer cakes! I used the recipe I posted a few weeks ago for vanilla bean cupcakes with vanilla bean icing.
Here are the mini cakes:
The way I did this is explained here at I Am Baker. I found the link from the Bakingdom blog.
The big reveal:
We had a practice birthday that night, since I had already cut the cake:
I spent so much time putting them together and making sure they were in the right order, but failed to take into account that once you cut into the cakes, the top layers would be flipped over to connect them, so that is why my layers are not red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. In the end, I don't care, they came out better than I thought, so I was very happy.
Since the cake was rather tiny to feed all of us at the party, there needed to be more cake. So, let there be cake push pops!
cake recipe (doubled) as for the layer cakes and the same vanilla bean icing recipe. I lined the bottom of my rimmed cookie sheets with parchment paper and greased the sides with butter. I divided the cake batter into six pans, and used Americolor food color gels to color them. Then, I was able to spread 2 colors in each cookie sheet, 1 on each half and spread them to meet in the middle. It was only about 1/4 inch of batter in the pan. I wanted it to be thin. I baked each pan about 5 minutes, then rotated it, and baked for 6 minutes more.
I got the push pop containers on amazon.com.