Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Rainbow Cake for My Sweet Girl

Today I thought I'd show you a little bit of what I've been up to for the past few days.  My husband's parents came to visit and we had SO much fun with them and they sure kept us busy.  (Or maybe we kept them busy?)  

We were so happy they could be here for our daughter's 5th birthday on Sunday.  We decided to keep it pretty casual and low key.  I didn't do another big themed party (like her Pinkalicous one last year), but I did still try to make it special for her.

I set the table to look pretty for her birthday breakfast, and then after church we transferred it all outside and enjoyed our dinner and dessert out in the fresh air.  It was a GORGEOUS day!

I found this adorable little paper goods set at Save-A-Lot of all places!  I knew she would love it, so I bought some other coordinating things from Walmart to finish it off.

Helping Mommy make the cake.  She loves to bake!

The only thing she specifically asked for was a rainbow birthday cake.  So I scoured Pinterest and combined a couple of ideas to make it.  

We used a box of white cake mix and then separated it out and used food coloring to make our rainbow colors.  (We didn't bother with purple since it can be a fine line between looking violet and looking brown.)

Then we just layered each color on top of the other and kind of gave it a jiggle to help it spread out.  She decided she wanted one layer to be backwards.

Later that evening, after she went to bed, I finished decorating it.  She thought only the middle was going to be "rainbow," she had no idea what I planned to do to the top of it.  (This picture was taken at night so the color is slightly off.  The icing was actually a pale blue and the marshmallows were not yellow.  I took a "just in case" picture, but intended to take a better one the next day in the daylight.  BUT...you know how it goes when you get in the heat of the moment and ya get rushed and forget.  I'm glad I at least took the "just in case" picture.)

Here you can see the actual colors a lot better.

The inside was so vibrant and fun!  It turned out even better than I had expected.

She was so surprised and very happy with it, so that made this mama happy, too.

It's hard to believe I have a 5 year old, and the sweetest one a person could ask for at that!


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  1. You did a beautiful job on the cake, Steph! {But} your little girl is even more beautiful. What a little sweetheart!

  2. what a pretty table, cake and birthday girl! You did great putting everything together.

  3. That is amazing, I would have never thought to color the cake, just the frosting, makes me drool a little to think of how good it must have tasted. Happy birthday to the little one.

  4. That cake looks "happy" :) Think I will have my girls help me make one for their "Back To School" cake!
    I like your new blog profile pic - your lookin' good! ;)

  5. Oh, wow, I so miss having my girls be little. What an absolutely fun and colorful memory you made for her. Love the m&m rainbow! Can't believe how vibrant the inside turned out. She sure has a sweet smile. Like mother, like daughter.

  6. Such a pretty cake. Happy Birthday to your sweet little girl.


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