There are not many foods that can brighten up your day more than a cake, but we think we may have found a cake that goes one step beyond.
Our decorating team have waved their magic wands and created a range of amazingly colourful, multi layered rainbow cakes!
Up the ‘wow’ factor with one of our bright rainbow cakes – Perfect for birthdays, special occasions and just about any time you want to add a splash of colour to your party!
This amazing cake isn’t as complicated as it looks, but if it’s still a bit intimidating then why not simply place an order for one from our stores. They are available until Easter Sunday.
If you fancy giving it a try for yourself, we spoke to our head decorator Maria, who told us exactly what you need to do to to create a rainbow cake.
First of all, the ingredients – Once mixed, these will be split to make 6 different rainbow sponges
- 375g butter, softened, plus a little extra for greasing
- 675g plain flour
- 450g golden caster sugar
- 9 medium eggs (very important to use the correct size)
- 3 tsp baking powder
- A couple of pinches of salt
- 3 tsp vanilla extract
- Edible food colouring – pink, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple
So, once you’ve got your ingredients ready you’re good to go. Here’s is what you have to do next.
- Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Grease 2 x 20cm round sandwich tins and line the bases with baking parchment. Tip all the sponge ingredients, apart from the food colouring, into a mixing bowl, then beat with an electric whisk until smooth.
- Working quickly, weigh the mixture into another bowl to work out the total weight, then weigh exactly half the mixture back into the mixing bowl. Pick 2 of your colours and stir a little into each mix. Keep going until you are happy with the colour – the colour of the batter now will be very similar to the finished cake, so be brave!
- Scrape the different batters into the tins, trying to spread and smooth as much as possible – but try not to waste a drop of the batter – a rubber spatula will help you. Bake on the same oven shelf for 12 mins until a skewer poked into the middle comes out clean.
- Gently turn the cakes out onto a wire rack to cool. Wash the tins and bowls thoroughly, and start again from step 1 – this time using another 2 colours. Then repeat once more to get 6 sponges, all of different colours. Leave them all to cool.
Of course, if all of that sounds too difficult and you find yourself running out of time, why not pay a visit to your local Ferguson Plarre or go online and order a Rainbow Cake. They are available until Easter Sunday.