Happy St. Patrick's Day, blog world! It's been a whirlwind of a day that began with a 6 a.m. run...very unlike me. But, as I was planning for a day of "themes" AND I have a strict policy against showering twice in one day, I decided it was in my best interests to get out of bed and try to kill myself with heavy lung exertion. Therefore, I was showered and dressed in green by 7:30 a.m. Very novel.
See, here I am, keeping with the green theme this evening. I bought this dress at Target and am pretty sure I am going to buy every color available. Please pardon that clump of hair that is awkwardly clinging to my forehead. And remind me NEVER to cut bangs again, as most days I feel like I am sporting a female comb-over.
Here is the last of the St. Patrick's Day activities....a rainbow cake! Tons of examples on the Internet, but really, it was just TWO boxes of white cake, with batter divided to make each colored layer. Not hard, just time consuming, as I baked two layers at a time. I used a variety of food coloring (gel and old school drops) to produce the colors. Orange and Purple were mixed by combining their respective primary colors. It all worked out quite well.
I will also note that the thinner layers makes the cakes bake much smoother...lots of times my cakes have puffy tops, but this wasn't so much the case. Here are the individual layers:
And what it looked like when it was stacked (with a thin layer of canned icing between each layer):
And the finished product, when you cut it open: