Sunday, 22 May 2011

Great Cake





Today we celebrated Max's Christening and first Birthday at our home with our family.  My mum did her usual amazing cooking thing and my Aunty Jane cooked lots of wonderful sweets.  My job was the Christening/Birthday cake.  One of my client's told me about this rainbow cake and how easy it was to make.  I was very doubtful!  However, it turns out that it was a very easy cake to make and it is an absolute show stopper!  Thanks Charmaine for sending me the link to this fabulous cake which Meredith over at Count it all Joy featured on her blog.  If I can make it, anyone can make it.  And now Harry wants me to make it for his Birthday later on in the year.  I think it's going to become a family favourite!!

56 comments:

tinajo said...

That is a gorgeous cake - I need to try making one! :-)

RYLO said...

Wow Anna!!! I couldn't think of a more appropriate looking cake for your son!!! Well done!

Kimberlee said...

Love it Anna! I made the rainbow cake for mum's 60th when I was up in Brisbane in March. Hope it was a fabulous weekend x

The enchanted home said...

I have never seen a cake like that before! So pretty, Max must have been thrilled. Happy birthday to your little guy!

meenal bishnoi said...

Love rainbow cakes..this one looks delicious!!! xx meenal

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness look at that cake. Definately a show stopper!

Bayside Rose said...

What a stunning cake. Loving those colourful small plates too.

Pam x

pve design said...

I hope my kitchen will be done in time to make this for my daughter's birthday in August! I have seen it here and there but confess to never having the courage to actually bake it....but it does look like a happy rainbow!
Happy Christening and Happy First Birthday to Max.
pve

hacer said...

Uauuuu! what an amazing cake!! And I adore these small flower plates!
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Hello My Pretties said...

Gorgeous cake! I love the flower dishes too, where are they from?

Annie@A View On Design said...

that is awesome!!! gotta try that one day!

Chudney Thomas said...

Happy birthday to Max! What a lucky boy, that is a heck of a cake.

IAMSNOWFLAKE said...

Lovely! It should be called the Rainbow Cake. So glad everyone enjoyed the party.

The Fine Life said...

Beautiful! This is the my first time I've seen or heard of a rainbow cake, an now I'm hungry. I've bookmarked it for the future. Thanks for sharing it. Happy Birthday to your son!

Fifi B said...

What a divine cake, I think I want that for my next birthday too. Gorgeous and hope you had a lovely weekend celebrating.

Karena said...

Anna when I saw the cut cake I gasped!! Stunning color and I am sure it is s yummy as it looks!

Happy Birthday to Max!

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Solrosa said...

Wow - it's just fantastic! :)

Kate said...

This looks amazing, thanks for posting the link to the recipe. What frosting did you use? is looks really creamy and delicious

Kate x

Salina and Olivia said...

Wow that cake is such a show-stopper! I definitely need to make this for an upcoming family party.
xo S&O

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Heather Wiese-Alexander said...

oh how fun! I'm officially inspired.

Mary Nevin said...

beautiful!! hope the christening was wonderful! :)
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Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

That cake is AMAZING! Love all the colours.

Michelle said...

what a darling cake!!! very well done

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Paint Me White said...

Anna your cake looks amazing, think I will have to definetly try this one. Have a great week Sandy

little treasures said...

Awesome cake! I made one for my sons bday earlier this month, but it was nowhere near as good as yours. I think I might have another crack at it for my daughters bday later in the year x

EL at home... said...

Wow what a creation!! That's soo cool!! I can imagine Heston Bloomingwhatsy making something like that...

Claudia Lane said...

It looks great, well done!
xo

A-M said...

The best thing is that you don't know anything about the lovely surprise in it until you cut into it! I love that! A-M xx

greenthumb said...

I wanted to make a cake like this last year for my sons birthday,will make one this year.

Paddy said...

You know what I would be scared of? How to store it and get it out ready for the party. . .

Evee said...

Wow! That's impressive...love the colours, a feast for the eyeballs!

www.recipes2share.com said...

Gosh! What a colourful cake and did you flavour the different layers at all: chocolate, orange, citrus spring to mind...

mise said...

I've always been a fan of Meredith's cake, and even more so now that you've presented it so magnificently.

Peta said...

Brilliant cake Anna! Definitely one I'm going to try. I love that the rainbow centre would be an unexpected surprise (at least until the first piece is cut!).

Lynn said...

Fabulous cake-- never seen one like it. I especially love your flower plates!
Lynn

Tea said...

What an incredibly fun looking cake!

Tea
xo

designchic said...

Definitely a showstopper. Know it was a wonderful day, Anna!!

Gabrielle Lemoine said...

Incredible! I love it both cut and uncut. Looks tasty too.

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Stylelinx said...

YUM! I'm hungry now...

Stylelinx said...

YUM! I'm hungry now...

Stylelinx said...

YUM! I'm hungry now...

Stylelinx said...

YUM! I'm hungry now...

annie said...

Oh I've seen this before...on a blog. I'm so glad to be reminded of it. This is so much fun because it's a total surprise when you cut the cake. Your styling and photos make it even more beautiful!

Allison {Live Love Small} said...

awesome cake! i'm so impressed you made it. bravo!

Louise (Table Tonic) said...

OMG Anna, your cake-palette ROCKS (rainbows are, like, sooo 1985)! Hehe...

No really. Very "you" colours.
LOVE LOVE LOVE.
xLouise

count it all joy said...

Anna, this looks amazing! Well done. Hope you had a fantastic day with Max. Love, love the flower plates. Meredy xo

bibbitybob said...

Gorgeous cake and I also love those flower bowls/plates! x

Spiral Style said...

That cake is amazing. Love the photo styling with the
flower plates.

ejorpin said...

Oh this cakes looks amazing! A show stopper indeed!

Modern Country Lady said...

What a glorious cake- absolutely fantastic! I can well believe this would become a favourite!!Love the new look on your blog by the way.

Adventures of Hamish & Will said...

Just about to give this a try for my son's 8th birthday party. Wish me luck!

Joanne @ Rich Radiant Real said...

Oh my goodness, that cake looks AMAZING! And congratulations to you and your little boy on his first birthday. Such a special milestone.

Catarina Almeida Santos said...

oh ! so sweet ;)

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Bianca said...

This cake looks amazing... and bright. Will definately give this one a go. I absolutely love your flower serving plates. May I ask where you bought them from or any suggestions on where I may score a set for myself? I live in Melbourne.

Bianca

Gina said...

oh this looks sooooo great, would like to try a little piece

greetings from Germany

Gina

Life in 4 Inch Heels said...

How do you make your beautiful rainbow cake?