23 December 2011

CELEBRATION CAKE


It was my sister's birthday yesterday and, as she was turning 18 [let's not get into how old this makes me feel], I decided to go all out cake-wise and make something colossal, in the form of this caramel-encased rainbow cake.

Pretty, right?

I used Lorraine Pascale's recipe for 'graffiti cake' and would happily kiss her feet right now were she here: the sponge turned out light and moist, the icing was deliciously silky and just the right quantity, and the graffiti caramel [though ridiculously fiddly to shape] ended nowhere near as disastrously as I'd imagined.

To make the rainbow effect I just split the sponge mixture into six bowls. Each bowl was then sprinkled with a little food colouring, stirred well and baked in a pre-lined 8 inch tin.

YAY RAINBOWS.

YAY BIRTHDAYS.

YAY CAKE.

x

23 comments:

Becky. said...

WOW.
this is all
x

E is for Eleanor said...

WOAH. This is amazing! Well done on this, what a cake! x

Eloise said...

"I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles nd everyone could eat and be happy"
YOU WENT AND DID IT! That mean girls girl will be knocking your door down

xx

Sophie - Country girl said...

the cake looks fabulous, too good to eat?!

daisychain said...

I turn 25 in April

that is worth celebrating, right?

I'd pay you to make me this cake.

(and not in sexual favours either)

Erin Elise said...

This looks absolutely beautiful, and delicious obviously! x

Belle du Brighton said...

I want one! although I don't think i'd eat it as it is just tooo pretty!

fritha louise said...

I'v been wanting to try the graffiti cake for ages! Yours turned out SO well!

Belle said...

OMGZ that is actually incredible.

Claire | French for Cupcake said...

Flip me this is AMAZING!

Jazzabelle said...

cor blimey, this cake looks absolutely amazing! xx

A Certain Vintage said...

wow! rainbow cake, caramel encasing, uh-maz-ing food photography, loving it all!
xox

ScienceGeek said...

Fabulous! xx

Julia said...

wow that is amazing! x

Gillian said...

Oh my god this looks fantastic! I'm in awe of your baking abilities!

Gillian x
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Paula said...

omg that cake is so crazy! :D

Jane said...

Wow that caramel actually looks amazing! The cake looks great!

Caroline said...

wow this is brilliant! the colours inside are gorgeous & the caramel looks amazing. i wish someone would make me this cake! xx

Danielle said...

WOW, this looks incredible! Almost too good to eat! xx

Maria said...

This is fantastic! I hope she had a good birthday! :)

Maria xxx

JoJo said...

omg that looks flippen AMAZING!
well done!

xx

Carina said...

Oh my gosh my friend once made rainbow muffins! haha they were delicious! <3 this looks soo yummy too!

Sadie said...

Oh my god this cake looks amazing, definitely going to have to check this recipe out :) xx

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