Today was my friend Mary's birthday! I wanted to make her a fun surprise to show her how happy I am that she's around, and after lots of debate, decided on a Rainbow Cake. This is another recipe I've had on my to-do list forever, but chose it mainly because Mary is fun and colorful, just like the cake!
I first read about the Rainbow Cake phenomenon at Omnomicon (one of my favorite food blogs). Aleta, the author, has an awesome step-by-step tutorial on how to make this cake, so I'm going to refer you to her post if you'd like to make one. I didn't use her soda method, just used a plain ol' box of Betty Crocker white cake mix, made according to the package directions. I used about one scant cup of batter per color.
Have I mentioned how much I adore my box of food coloring? It's far more fun than a box of Crayolas, and I *love* Crayolas.
I used cream cheese frosting tinted purple (Mary's favorite kind of frosting and favorite color) and served it with berry lemonade. She was so surprised and happy when she cut into the middle. Score! Happy birthday, Mary! Big hugs!