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Edible Art: How To Make Rainbow Cake!
Pour Painting is a technique used to create beautiful pieces of art. You simply take a can and pour it over a surface, adding layers and layers and layers of paint until you have a layered work of solid paint and beauty. Funny thing about this technique though..it can be used to bake beautiful cakes!
In this How To, I will demonstrate what you need and how to make a Pour Painted inspired cake, called Rainbow Cake, using the same technique you would use to make a Pour Painting piece of art!
Things you will need to make this layered beauty:
- 1-2 boxes white cake mix
- Gel Food Coloring (several colors!)
- Six small bowls for each color
- Stirring utensil for each bowl
- 2 Cake Pans
- 12-24oz Light, Clear soda, such as 7-up or Sprite
Before we begin, note that 1 box and 12oz of soda will be enough, however for a bigger cake, use the doubled recipe.
To begin, pour the box of cake mix into a large mixing bowl, and pour the soda into the mix. Once stirred and is creamy and smooth like regular cake mix should be, pour an amount into each of the small bowls you have for each color to evenly fill each bowl.
Now comes the fun part! We used two cake pans for this recipe and made two cakes then put them on top of each other. You can either do one pan and do it all at once or do like we did and use two. Either way, MAKE SURE YOU GREASE THE PAN WITH EITHER SHORTENING OR SOME FORM OF COOKING SPRAY! If you do not, your cake will stick and crumble and the layers and colors will fall apart, ruining the whole purpose of this cake.
Now choose the first color bowl of cake mix you want to use as your base. Perhaps red if you're doing traditional rainbow, or whatever color you wish it to be, and simply drop it into the center of the cake pan! Don't circle it like you would make pancakes, just drop it! Then take your second color and drop it right on top of the previous color. Literally, right on top, in the center, that's it. No need to circle it, just drop it. Repeat this process until your pan or pans look like the following picture.
Follow the baking directions on the box of the cake mix you used, and when it's done, take it out and it should look like this!
Next step, cover it in your choice of frosting!
And Voila! You're Rainbow Cake is finished! Simply cut and serve!
And if you haven't noticed by now, there were several traces of cupcakes throughout the article. This technique can also be used to make cupcakes! Simply downsize the amount of mix, or use what's leftover like we did, and drop it into the muffin tin! If done right, you should be rewarded with cupcakes like the ones below!
I hope this recipe works for you and it turns out to be a fun and delicious experience! Good luck and happy baking!