What do unicorns eat to make them fart rainbows?
Rainbow cake, obviously!
I’ve seen this cake all over the place and finally had the perfect occasion to make it this weekend: a unicorn costumed birthday party!
Making the cake was not as hard as I thought it would be. Just took a lil bit of time/patience to handle all the colors.
It was helpful to have 3 round pans so I could finish in 2 batches. But if you have only 2 pans, 3 batches is fine too!
The cake turned out both beautiful and tasty, and all the unicorns loved it!
(I started with Betty Crocker’s recipe and modified)
- 2 boxes of white cake mix (I used Pillsbury) + whatever the box tells you for eggs, oil, water
- 1 box of food coloring
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup butter softened
- 2 lb bag powdered sugar
- 3 tsp vanilla
- 4 TB milk
- Heat oven to 350
- Mix the cake mix according to box directions
- Divide into six small bowls (about 1 cup batter each)
- Use the food coloring to color each bowl of batter (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple)
- Use cooking spray on three 8 inch round pans
- Start with purple, blue and green to bake first. Pour each bowl into a separate pan.
- Bake for 15-20 min until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and let cool about 5-10 minutes. Then invert cakes onto a cooling wire rack to finish cooling completely.
- Clean the pans and bake the red, orange, yellow.
- Beat the shortening & sugar on high in an electric mixer until fluffy.
- Slowly add the sugar while beating on low.
- Add milk & vanilla.
- Once the cakes have cooled completely, place purple on sheet of parchment paper or your cake stand. (I don’t have one)
- If it is really uneven, use a serrated knife to level out.
- Frost with a thin layer of frosting.
- Add the next cake layer on top and repeat until you have 6 layers.
- Frost the outside of the cake and decorate as you like! (Unicorn shaped sprinkles are highly recommended)