Rainbow Cake – Part 2

Today I tackled part two of creating the rainbow cake.  I had some help this time.  Jo who is quite talented at cake decorating  offered to lend a very helpful hand at putting the fondant on this cake.

I followed the recipe up to the crumb coating and then used white orchid fondant instead of the frosting, as I wanted my daughter to be able to draw on the fondant.

The meringue buttercream requires 9 egg whites (so I know have 9 yolks, French toast perhaps?) and 532gms butter!  I know I could have done regular buttercream but this sounded so yummy!

I only have an old Tiffany mixer – no Kitchen Aid or Thermomix here – willing to give one a try 😉  so it was fairly tiring on the arm, so Jo and I took it in turns mixing the butter in!
Rainbow Cake Part 2

Rainbow Cake Part 2

Rainbow Cake Part 2

Look at all that butter

Rainbow Cake Part 2

Onto the layers

Rainbow Cake Part 2

Rainbow Cake Part 2

I actaully ran out of the meringue buttercream mixture. I didn’t think I had put that much between the layers but there was not enough, so Jo helped me whip up some normal buttercream just to cover the last bits that we missed.

Almost ready for the fondant

Rainbow Cake Part 2

We are using 3 boxes of White Orchard icing, I now owe Jo two boxes.

Rainbow Cake Part 2

This is the big lump!

Rainbow Cake Part 2
And here is the covered cake! Hmm I somehow forgot to take the pics of it being put on but we thought we might not have enough icing there at one stage but Jo pulled it off and here it is!

Rainbow Cake Part 2

Rainbow ribbon round the bottom.

Rainbow Cake Part 2

All ready for my daughter to decorate!

2 Comments Rainbow Cake – Part 2

  1. Heidi July 7, 2011 at 6:04 AM

    Wow. Seriously, that is a cool cake.

    Reply
    1. Nicole Hastings July 7, 2011 at 12:38 PM

      Thanks! It was so much fun, I can’t wait to see it cut!

      Reply

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