The other day, I was walking around the garden centre with my mum and something caught my eye. It was this bright and colourful Rainbow Cake Baking Kit by Bakedin. I’ve never seen these before, but a baking kit sounded like the dream to me as I am certainly not a natural baker (See: Make Your Own Gingerbread House). I read the back of the box and discovered that you only needed to buy the kit + an extra 3 ingredients which was simple enough so decided to give it a try. Here is how it went:
After you have bought the kit, all you need to buy is 4 eggs, 500g butter and 120 ml of milk.
Inside the box, you get everything you need: red, orange, yellow and green cake mix, icing sugar, sprinkles, baking tins, baking paper, butter measure and cake board. Each item is labelled with a number to make things even more straight forward. This is my kinda kit.
The recipe card explains everything you need to know and it is easy to follow. Before I began my cake making, I preheated the oven to 180 degrees.
Here is the step-by-step guide to make your own rainbow cake:
Step 1: Prepare your baking tins by lining them with the paper provided.
Step 2: Measure out 60g of butter and add in to a mixing bowl. The handy conversion chart and measuring card helped me out here as my kitchen is lacking in a pair of scales. I love how easy they make this for the most amateur bakers like myself.
Step 3: Empty the contents of bag 1 (red cake mix) into the bowl and mix until it forms a crumb like consistency.
Step 4: Add one egg and 20ml of milk into the bowl and mix until smooth and creamy.
Step 5: Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth out.
Step 6: Wash bowl and repeat steps 2 – 5 with the other three cake mixes.
Step 7: Once all four cake mixes are prepared, pop them into the oven for 20 – 25 minutes and hope for the best…
Whilst the rainbow layers are cooking, you can start making the butter cream (this stuff is seriously delicious).
Step 8: Add 260g of butter into the bowl and mix. It works out that 260g of butter should be left in the tub anyway so no measuring required. Win.
Step 9: Add the icing sugar (bag 5) into the bowl and mix well. Add 40ml of milk into the mix to make the butter cream even creamier.
Step 10: Spread a layer of the delicious butter cream onto the cake board provided. It is mandatory that you sample the butter cream at regular intervals.
Step 11: Once the rainbow layers are baked, let them cool for 10 minutes. Now build your rainbow cake (green, yellow, orange, red) using the butter cream between each layer which acts as a very tasty glue.
I admit at this stage I was feeling slightly concerned about the outcome of my rainbow cake as it wasn’t looking very colourful to me. However, I carried on and hoped it would all magically appear at the end.
Step 12: Smother the entire cake in butter cream.
Step 13: Decorate the cake in sprinkles and hope there is a rainbow inside…
Step 14: YAY! A rainbow! As you can probably tell, I am shocked this actually worked.
Making a rainbow cake took just over an hour – 30 minutes to prepare the layers, 25 minutes to bake whilst preparing the butter cream and finally 10 minutes to decorate. The instructions included in the kit make this a really simple recipe and pretty exciting as you don’t find out if the rainbow has worked until the very end. Have you made a rainbow cake? Click here to buy your own Rainbow Cake Baking Kit by Bakedin.
Bakedin do loads of other awesome looking kits too such as: a Choc Mallow Melt Cookie Kit, Iced Cinnamon Bun Kit, Double Choc Brownie Kit, Chocolate Layer Cake and a Sticky Toffee Cake Mix. If you give any of these a go, let me know how it goes as I would love give another one of these kits a try.