I finally got my camera back! Sorry these pictures are an entire week late, but I promise- the cake was worth waiting for.
It turns out I was going to have an I am Baker birthday/ Mother’s Day because Steve made her amazing Rainbow Cake. Its not that Steve reads blogs, he just pays attention when I show him cool posts.
Anyhow, he started by mixing 1-2-3-4 white cake batter with different fruits: Strawberry, Orange, Lemon, Kiwi, Blueberry, and Grape. He added a little food color to each layer, as well.
Each cake was then baked in separate pans- they looked so pretty!
He then stacked them. The lower layers had a simple syrup between them, like Amanda recommended in her recipe. Between the green and yellow and between the orange and yellow, we instead spread some leftover lemon curd, and between the red and orange we spread some homemade strawberry freezer jam. Then Steve frosted the whole cake with whipped cream and decorated it with fruit.
My mom and Grandma and aunt patiently shared their holiday and their cake with me and let me blow out the candles. My cousin was upset that I didn’t wait for him to help, though.
If you look above, though, you’ll see that he had already tried the frosting on the cake by this point, so don’t feel too bad for him.
My grandparents brought Neopolitan ice cream, which seemed particularly appropriate, but my dad knew I only wanted the Strawberry, so he oblidged.
A special thank you to Amanda for sharing this fun recipe, and more especially to Steve for making this beautiful cake and for making my birthday/Mother’s day such a sweet celebration and special day!