Kids Birthday 02.19.09

Fabulous Rainbow Cake Tutorial

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The Omnomicon has a fabulous step-by-step Rainbow Cake tutorial and the colorful pictures alone are positively drool-worthy! This recipe would be so much fun for a color party, a 60’s theme party, an art-lover’s birthday, or anytime you feel like brightening up the dessert table a bit.

rainbow cake

You could also take the same concept and apply it to just a few colors or a different type of palette – maybe various shades of green for St. Patrick’s day, red/white/blue for 4th of July, or the birthday girl’s favorite colors, whatever they may be…

rainbow cake

This next pic is one of my favorites… artistic, colorful, & all around delicious:

rainbow cake

The baked cake looks so great it almost seems like it would be hard to cover it with frosting, don’t you think?! The pretty colors come through again when the cake is cut and served though (see top pic, above).

rainbow cake

For complete details, check out the full tutorial. Happy Baking!

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

84 responses to “Fabulous Rainbow Cake Tutorial”

  1. reilly says:

    this is so cool looking! & yummy! i think i will make for my niece’s bday!

  2. elle denise says:

    This will be PERFECT for my 31st bday!…

  3. Tori says:

    I LOVE this cake and these photos are simply amazing! What a great idea, you could definitely apply this process and make a cake to match any party theme.

  4. MixMingleGlow says:

    NO WAY! I just made this cake a few weeks ago for my daughter’s art birthday party! I even took similar pix (not that awesome one of the batter rimmed bowls, though!).
    I should have posted it on my site so I could have taken credit for it first! ;)
    It got a HUGE wow factor response, btw!

  5. Sabina says:

    My youngest daughter always says that her favorite color is “rainbow” – she would love this cake!!


  6. Emily F says:

    wow, I am LOVIN’ that cake.

  7. this is absolutely fantastic! i am totally in love with this cake and can’t wait to try it.

  8. I have to make this cake! It’s too gorgeous not to!!

    I think I’ll make this for St. Patrick’s Day – pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Love it!

  9. aleta says:


    Okay, seriously, I subscribe to this the hwtm blog, I never plan a party without a consultation with hwtm, and even made it out to the Boston Hostessing event.

    So imagine my excitement when, today, on my rss feed, right there, are my very own pictures with all kinds of nice words sprinkled around them. Thank you SO much for sharing my recipe with more people (and also remembering to link me! ;)

  10. Britney says:

    This is awesome! I can’t wait to try it out. You have the best website ever:)

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  13. KinaBolina says:

    OMG! This is the coolest cake ever!

  14. kathryn says:

    wow so cute i love it

  15. Chris says:

    OMG !!!

    Is this for real ?!! the kids will be bouncing off the walls with all them E numbers?!!?

  16. ellecupcake says:

    This is soooo great! I have been wanting to make cupcakes like this for a while!!!! WOOOOOOOOOO THANKYOU!

  17. jenn s. says:

    Aleta –
    Thank YOU so much for creating such a great tutorial to share! Your pictures turned out awesome!
    Jenn :)

  18. This is color lover’s dream dessert! Not sure I have the patience to make it, but just looking at it is very gratifying!

  19. Suzie says:

    The BEST dessert I’ve seen in a long time. I can’t wait to make it!!

  20. Kim O. says:

    Coolest cake ever!!! Love it!