Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rainbow Cake

BM # 51
Week : 5, Day : 4
Theme : Baking
Theme of the week : Decorative Cakes



The rainbow is a beautiful natural phenomenon .While Nature has created this glorious natural phenomenon; philosophers have given a meaning to its colors.


Every rainbow has seven colors beginning with red and ending with violet or purple. To remember the order of these colors, people use the acronym VIBGYOR which stands for Red, Orange, Yellow ,Green ,Blue, Indigo and Violet.

We are on the last day of this baking marathon, and for today I have a Rainbow cake.
I had seen these cakes on lot of blogs but never dared to make one. My younger daughter who is in Japan is a lot into cakes and on her trip to India she too was keen on making this cake. It was a venture where we were four of us. My daughter, my DIL, my niece and me. 
We made cake with four cups and made two small cakes.
But let's talk of one cake .


Any vanilla cake recipe with two cups.
After making the batter divide it into 7 bowls.
Add 
Violet
Indigo
Blue
Green 
Yellow
Orange
Red 
I had all Wilton colors so I did not have to make these shades, but in case you don't have a particular color, then refer to a shade card and mix two colors to get the right shade.
We  baked two cakes in one go, so it surely took a while to bake all seven.
Once done let cool.
Trim off the tops a bit to get rid of the brown parts of the cake, inside we have absolutely fresh colors.
Sprinkle some sugar syrup.
Going with the VIBGYOUR order place the violet cake first.
Frost it with fresh whipped cream.
Place the indigo next.
Frost it .
Complete frosting all the cakes and the last one would be the red.
Refrigerate the cake for a while so the layers stick well .
After about 15 minutes frost the sides of the cake with fresh cream.
Refrigerate again for the frosting to set.
We divided the rest of the cream into two colors, pink and light pink.
We covered the cake with rosettes of these two colors.
I would have loved to show you step by step pics for this but with so much excitement completely forgot, don't get disheartened, you could check here for step by step pics.
Yes at Gayathris blog.
This is the last post for this Mega Marathon. The month has flown by and it has been such a beautiful journey with amazing learning process. Thank you Valli !! Thank you Friends!! Come back for the regular marathons from next month onwards and don't miss our next month long marathon in September!!
and yes the recap of this Baking Marathon will be up shortly !!!


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18 comments:

  1. What a beautiful rainbow cake Vaishali. It is sure a labor of love and every minute spent on it is well worth the effort.
    Loved all your bakes during this marathon.

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  2. lovely cake and you guys are rocking with yummilicious treats everyday.keep going

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  3. Absolutely beautiful! The seven layers are so even. It must have been fun working as a group.

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  4. a very beautiful cake.. looks so awesome.. nice one to end this marathon!!

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  5. What an Awesome cake to end the marathon ! So many bookmarks from your space Vaishali and look forward to the next mega event in sep

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  6. It is such a beautiful cake.

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  7. That' a gorgeous way to end the marathon. Loving that rainbow cake and enjoyed all your bakes in this marathon.

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  8. Gorgeous, elegant and very neat rainbow cake.. Beautiful cake to end this Mega marathon.

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  9. Cake looks awesome! Perfectly done...

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  10. Stunning cake Vaishali and a such a beautiful work..enjoyed all yours and the sub themes were awesome!...I loved all your tea cakes and plan to make them sometime!

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  11. A fantastic and a beautiful cake to end the series. Loved all your creations andloaded up my bookmarks folder as well. :)

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  12. The cake is so beautiful Vaishali! It must have been a lot more fun baking with your family than by yourself :-). Beautiful way to wind up the marathon :-)

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  13. very pretty cake and lovely color. Great recipe for the last day

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  14. Wow!!!! I am speechless,the cake looks absolutely gorgeous, nice way to end the marathon..

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  15. Pretty pink cake and love the rosette with rainbow colors!!

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  16. What a beauty this! The layers are so even and perfect :)

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  17. Way to go. Awesome way to end the marathon and all master bakers getting togetehr to bake. Awesome.

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  18. beautifully baked and decorated...had so much fun reading ur entire bakes for this mega run...always a learning space for me...

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