19 Feb

Fabulous Rainbow Cake Tutorial

rainbow cake

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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reilly SAYS:

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

February 19, 2009 at 12:28 pm

elle denise SAYS:

This will be PERFECT for my 31st bday!…

February 19, 2009 at 1:21 pm

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.

February 19, 2009 at 1:36 pm

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!

February 19, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Sabina SAYS:

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


February 19, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Emily F SAYS:

wow, I am LOVIN’ that cake.

February 19, 2009 at 2:56 pm

rachel trigueiro SAYS:

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

February 19, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Pumpkin Petunia SAYS:

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!

February 19, 2009 at 3:45 pm

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! ;)

February 19, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Britney SAYS:

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

February 19, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Jewell SAYS:


February 19, 2009 at 8:56 pm

KinaBolina SAYS:

OMG! This is the coolest cake ever!

February 19, 2009 at 8:58 pm

kathryn SAYS:

wow so cute i love it

February 19, 2009 at 10:49 pm

Chris SAYS:

OMG !!!

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

February 20, 2009 at 2:30 am

ellecupcake SAYS:

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

February 20, 2009 at 5:27 am

jenn s. SAYS:

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

February 20, 2009 at 8:48 am

Suzie SAYS:

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

February 20, 2009 at 10:08 am

Kim O. SAYS:

Coolest cake ever!!! Love it!

February 20, 2009 at 10:55 am
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