??'s About Rainbow Cake

Decorating By auntginn Updated 4 Jun 2013 , 11:06pm by auntginn

auntginn Posted 3 Jun 2013 , 7:47pm
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I would like to make one but was wondering, if I make an 8" cake for practice;

 

#1   How high will it be?

#2   How much batter should I use for each layer.

 

Given that there are 6 colors, I am imagining a very tall cake with all the layers, filling and icing.  Am I right or should my cake layers be about the height of a pancake so to speak.

 

TIA

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scrumdiddlycakes Posted 3 Jun 2013 , 8:38pm
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When I have made them, I make the layers 1/2" high, mine end up about 5" high, and I use 8 colours. I don't use much filling at all, and use a leveler to make sure the layers are exact.

 

As far as batter goes, that really depends on your recipe. My basic white cake, (that I just add colouring to), would take about a cup of batter, and that would give me just over 1/2". Then I can level it off perfectly.

auntginn Posted 3 Jun 2013 , 10:50pm
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Thank you scrumdiddlycakes, I always use the WASC recipe which leaves me with more than enough cake batter to fill 2 - 8" round cake pans.

 

Can I ask you what colors you use?  For rainbows I thought it was Red, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple.  Am I missing a couple of colors?

FrostedMoon Posted 3 Jun 2013 , 10:55pm
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AMine are 6 layers about an inch each, so about. 6 inches total once leveled and filled. I did red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. I've seen some people throw pink in there next to the red, and some do a light blue and dark blue, but I like the simplicity the main 6 colors add to an already busy cake.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 4 Jun 2013 , 12:41am
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Originally Posted by auntginn 

Thank you scrumdiddlycakes, I always use the WASC recipe which leaves me with more than enough cake batter to fill 2 - 8" round cake pans.

 

Can I ask you what colors you use?  For rainbows I thought it was Red, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple.  Am I missing a couple of colors?


I also do a pink layer, and a light and a dark blue layer. I liked the half inch layers but thought it needed more height, so I added 2 extra.

 

I also colour my butter cream to match, so you don't get the white lines in between, and heat it a little, so I can spread it really thin.

AllaMarie Posted 4 Jun 2013 , 1:30am
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AI separated the amount of batter 6 times. Was a tall cake bur worked![IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3025973/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

EdieP Posted 4 Jun 2013 , 2:04am
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I just did a rainbow cake and it was about six inches high.  I used a cup of batter in 6in pans and about a cup and half for 8 in pan.  I used 6 colors. 

allycrumbs Posted 4 Jun 2013 , 2:18am
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Originally Posted by auntginn 

Thank you scrumdiddlycakes, I always use the WASC recipe which leaves me with more than enough cake batter to fill 2 - 8" round cake pans.

 

Can I ask you what colors you use?  For rainbows I thought it was Red, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple.  Am I missing a couple of colors?

 

Hi auntginn,

 

ROYGBIV - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. Although when I made one recently, I merged indigo and violet into just one layer of purple. I didn't want a toweringly tall cake, so I divided the usual amount of batter required to make a regular cake into 6 and coloured them accordingly. This means each cake layer is very thin, but when put together (along with layers of buttercream), it'll look fine.

 

Here's the one I made.. I wish the layers were more even, and I really need to work on my ruffles! Hope that helps :)

 

https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&ik=21cb651f14&view=att&th=13f0cf7d6d4e4979&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=e4aba53a389596d2_0.1&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P9lDK7QHl4n3LXshRN9VWCN&sadet=1370312172724&sads=JhPRq-pf7276gW2jH72hNSTtLfQ&sadssc=1

auntginn Posted 4 Jun 2013 , 5:49am
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Thank you all, Guess what I'll be making for my wednesday class, lol

 

Allamarie, love the look of your cake.

Allycrumbs, awe...  I can't see your cake, I'm not able to open the link.

allycrumbs Posted 4 Jun 2013 , 6:32am
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Originally Posted by auntginn 

Thank you all, Guess what I'll be making for my wednesday class, lol

 

Allamarie, love the look of your cake.

Allycrumbs, awe...  I can't see your cake, I'm not able to open the link.

 

Whoops, that's strange, I can see it. Trying it again...

 

auntginn Posted 4 Jun 2013 , 6:38am
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Oh... I like that.  Looks good Allycrumbs

 

Ok so don't kill me, but does anybody make your colors with flavors, such as red - cherry,  yellow - lemon and so on?  Or would that be just too many flavors?

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 4 Jun 2013 , 7:13am
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Oh... I like that.  Looks good Allycrumbs

 

Ok so don't kill me, but does anybody make your colors with flavors, such as red - cherry,  yellow - lemon and so on?  Or would that be just too many flavors?


I think it would be overkill, 6 different flavours would just end up getting muddled.

I have had a few desserts that did that many different components well, but that doesn't involve needed a colour/falvour to match, it would be nearly impossible to get so many complimentary flavours in coordinating colours.

Kimmy G Posted 4 Jun 2013 , 12:43pm
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AIn regards to the flavours, auntginn, check out this link to skittles rainbow cake (taste the rainbow!)

http://teensntoddlers.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/skittles-rainbow-cake.html?m=1

FrostedMoon Posted 4 Jun 2013 , 5:44pm
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I have also seen posts about rainbow cakes are flavored differently per color.  I've seen jello used and I've seen just fruit extracts.  They all said it tasted good, but I do have a hard time imagining it.  Google "rainbow cake with different flavors" and you will get a bunch of options for how to flavor them differently.  If you try it, let us know how it goes!

auntginn Posted 4 Jun 2013 , 11:06pm
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KimmyG, thank you.  I will be doing this one tonight.  Will let everyone know how it goes.  I might also let my layers be a little larger.  My cake testers are a group of kids.  They won't care about height. lol

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