Sunday, June 2, 2013

Rainbow Cake AND Oreo Cookies & Cream Cake

This afternoon Jeremy and I spent some time together in the kitchen baking these two awesome cakes.  It was really nice baking with him, as its usually just me baking and him doing the dishes.  Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I think he enjoyed actually participating in the creation process.  :)

First up, rainbow cake.

Use your favorite white cake recipe and divide the batter into 5 portions, dye each portion

Spoon some of each into a pan

Like this.

So it looks like this in the end.  Make sure to bang out any bubbles that may have formed.

Bake according to the directions.  (25 minutes in my case)

Top with vanilla frosting...

and sprinkles.

I made my buttercream frosting with a combination butter, vanilla, confectioners sugar, water.

The inside looks like this when cut!

So tasty!

Happy Birthday Lenny!

Next up was the Oreo Cookies & Cream Cake

I found this recipe while playing around on pinterest.  It's from a blog called Bird on a Cake and the recipe can be found HERE.

Mixing up the frosting.

1 layer down

The final product

I haven't cut into this one yet, so I can't say for sure how it tastes, but it looks awesome!  The only thing I would change is the frosting.  It calls for 3/4 cup of sugar, but I think you could easily cut this down to 1/4 cup or substitute some vanilla extract for the sugar and it would be great.  3/4 cups of sugar makes it VERY sweet.

My office mates better be excited about this one, as it will be coming with me to work tomorrow, my final Monday of work for 2 months!  :)  (But who's counting)

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