Birthday parties

Kids' birthday cake ideas: Rainbow stripes

Looking for easy yet stunning birthday cake ideas? This striped cake can be made to order in your kid's favourite colours—right in your own kitchen.

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This striped birthday cake looks like a rainbow, and can be made right at home in your kid’s favourite colours. It’s so easy to put together—we promise.

Materials:

  • vanilla cake batter (like this Vanilla Birthday Cake)
  • food colouring (up to four different colours)
  • vanilla icing
  • coloured icing
  • four bowls
  • four cake pans

Directions:

1. Prepare vanilla cake batter according to instructions. Separate into four bowls and dye with food colouring, then bake separately in four pans.

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2. Once the cakes are cool, trim layers so tops are flat. Stack on top of each other, with a layer of vanilla icing between each.

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3. Cover entire cake with vanilla icing. Decorate the top and sides using coloured icing.

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A version of this article appeared in the August 2013 issue.

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