Friday, June 10, 2011

The Rainbow cake!!

This was actually my friend Anna's idea... she was modelling for the recent Jigsaw campaign and it happened to be the stylists birthday on the first day of the shoot.. so we made this as a surprise.

This makes two cakes, this is because you must slice each cake in half otherwise it will be a mountain.. you can freeze the second one, or just give it away, a kind deed for the day...

4 different food colourings
550g soft margarine
550, caster sugar
550g self-raising flour
8 eggs
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence

250g cream cheese
150g butter softened
450g icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
dash of lemon juice

Pre-heat oven to 180ÂșC. Grease and base line 4 x 8in (20cm) round cake tins. If you only have two then split the ingredients and make the first two layers, then repeat.

1. Measure the marg, sugar, flour, eggs, vanilla essence and baking powder into a large bowl and beat until thoroughly blended.

2. Divide the mixture between 4 bowls, add desired amount of food colouring to each bowl and blend.

3. Poor each coloured mixture into a prepared cake tin. Cook in the oven for about 25 mins or until it has risen and the tops of the cakes spring back when lightly pressed.

4. Leave to cool in tins for a few minutes then turn out onto a cooling rack.

5. When cool get a large sharp knife and slit cake in half.

6. Make icing. Put all ingredients into a bowl and beat until blended. Layer cake with icing.

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