11 May 2011

Marbled Rainbow Cake


Our daughter took great pleasure in announcing to her friends (at her birthday party) that her mum had just made her a plain purple cake for her birthday this year.  She then laughed at the excited gasps that came from her friends as we cut a slice of cake... inside was a marbled rainbow cake!


After the great results with The Rainbow Cake, I decided to attempt a two layered marbled version (inspired by this).  For the cake mix I used Meredy's super easy recipe at the bottom of this post - I did a double batter mix and evened it out into six bowls to mix my gel colours in.  I also used her vanilla frosting and it turned out great!!



I love the way you plop the colours on top of each other in the pans and somehow they even themselves out into such a pretty design!


I would love to try this again with pink, purple and yellow - the colour combination ideas are endless.

I dare you to give it a go - even a cupcake version would be fun.  Gel or powdered colours are a must for the brightness, but normal colours would still look good... even a pastel version would be pretty.

Feel free to email me if you have any questions!! 

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34 comments:

  1. yay! thanks for inspiring me!
    my sis asked if I would bake her a cake when she comes back from university this summer :) - and I said sure! - but until now I had no idea what kind of cake I will make...now I know :)

    awesome!

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  2. What a super cool cake! I love how they didn't know it was marble ;-) Sneaky!

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  3. looks super duper yummy! so bright and happy :) Way to sneak that one on everybody! hehe

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  4. Good Job Kristi! I will try it one of these days ;) I love how it doesn't take much of the dye to make such bright colors. Happy Birthday to your little one!!!

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  5. Aren't they great? I made a marble one before the layered one for my hippy friend :) I did the same for my 7 year old he was so excited to see a rainbow of colour when it was cute. Man I love kids they make the smallest things the greatest moments xxx

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  6. y.u.m.m.o.

    That cake looks awesome! (BTW - so does your cake stand. What are the drawings? Super cute!)

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  7. Wow, that cake is AMAZING!!! And it looks so yummy :)

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  8. dont you just love rainbows hehe i love this cake so PRETTY.
    hugs
    xo

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  9. What an awesome cake, I love it! Purple is my favourite colour ♥

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  10. it looks great! what kind of food colouring do you use?

    I did a similar thing for Ebi-kuns birthday last year, his cake was grey because it was a castle, until it was cut open, it was worth the effort for all the gasps!
    http://jojoebi.blogspot.com/2010/07/castle-cakepart-i.html

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  11. Soooo cool!
    (we did this for my birthday last year!)

    Love the purple icing too!x

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  12. you're AMAZING Kris! What an awesome cake! I will certainly be coming to you if I need help in 3 weeks time!! (although you'll be busy making a carrot cake - hehe) ;-)

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  13. Wow! I gotta get some of those gel colours! I love your cakes!

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  14. Oh my word! It's gorgeous... Where did you get your colours from Kristy?

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  15. What a fantastic cake! LOVE it! You sure made the birthday girl happy:)

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  16. This cake is AMAZING! I cannot wait to have kids so I can create goodies like this!

    LOVE IT!

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  17. I think that might possible be the most awesome cake I have ever seen. I am totally requesting one for my 30th this year :-)

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  18. orsum!!
    Love those bright colours; and the marble effect is FAB!
    x

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  19. I LOVE that cake! I so want one now!!!

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  20. OMG OMG OMG!!!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this cake! <3 I'm gonna have a go at making one!

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  21. Such a cool cake! I accept your dare!

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  22. Looks amazing! Must try it one of these days...

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  23. Aw! You are a fun and loving mom! I think I will try the cake recipe. :)

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  24. omygoodnessgracious. she must have been in love!

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  25. Coolest.Cake.Ever.

    I think my favorite part is how your daughter was "tricking" her friends, too cute!

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  26. Love it! You are such the greatest cake maker!!!!

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  27. I am actually making the mustache cake with this as the center for my friends mustache birthday party! thanks so much for all your ideass:)

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  28. Anonymous7:07 pm

    I made the rainbow cake for my bday and it was amazing and then I made this cake for a friend at work and people were so gobsmacked and amazed at the colours...for days I had people requesting the recipe. They ate it so fast I didn't get to taste it LOL...I know it was delish cos thats what I kept hearing all week..love it. thank you so much for these awesome recipes.

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  29. I've tried this fab cake heaps now and its still a crowd pleaser...amazin!!!
    I love baking and tryin out recipes. I have a baking blog to show them all off in and it includes some of your treats and will have heaps added to it as well...feel free to have a look.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-As/398787510144554

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