Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Rainbows & Ruffles

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Miss J is 4!  
I can't believe it!

For her birthday, she wanted an "Art Party".  It was so much fun! 

My favorite part was the cake.  I haven't had this much fun making (and eating) a cake in a long time!

My inspiration for the cake was one I saw at Whisk Kid

Instead of making a cake from scratch, I just used boxed cake mix, and Wilton food coloring (aLOT of food coloring!).

Here's how my cake turned out!

I love how bright the layers are!

Here's the whole sha-bang:

Top of the cake:

I ADORE the ruffles.  Miss J seemed pretty excited too :)

To make the ruffles, I used Wilton tip #103(the rose tip), and made zig zags all over the top.

In the colors of the rainbow of course!

Crafty Mama was the inspiration on the ruffles!

More details on the Art Party to come....


  1. thanks for linking to take-a-Look Tuesday - - I just featured you on my FB page!

  2. Wow, that cake is gorgeous! So creative and beautiful. Bet the kids loved it, too.

  3. Wow, amazing looking cake! Well done!
    Lovely blog too.
    Cheers from an Italian expat in Scotland. :D

  4. THAT cake is ADORBS!! I love it! :)

  5. Hi! Super cute blog! I LOVE the cake! I made some cupcakes..Yeah, I did the colors backwards! LOL! I am your newest follower! I would love it if you stop by take a look around and if you like it..become my newest follower! Have a great day!

  6. Oh my goodness...That cake is fabulous!! I have a baby girl turning 1 next month and I've been trying to figure out a colorful cake I could make. This would be perfect! I'm pinning this on Pinterest right now.

    Coming over from Gingersnaps and am your newest follower! I can't wait to read more of your bog! Hope you'll stop by my blog to say hello and follow back if you'd like. :)

  7. This is one of the most amazing cakes I've ever seen! I want to do this so bad for my daughter's birthday party this weekend, but I'm so intimidated! lol :)


  8. I love this cake! It is so adorable. My daughter is a budding artist and she would love an art party. What activities did you do?

  9. That looks perfect! I would like to try one of these sometime. I am a new follower.

  10. @ Analog Girl,
    I have a post with all the activities and decor from the Art Party that I will be putting up soon! We did canvas painting, face painting, and picture taking with a fun photo prop. Thanks for stopping by, and be looking for my party post!

  11. That is beautiful! Thank you so much for linking it up! I totally wish I wasn't on a diet, because I would be making and devouring a cake that is identical right now... Great job and can't wait to see the rest of the party!

  12. this is ADORABLE! I want to throw a party for a kid just so I can make this.

    Thanks for sharing :)

  13. LOVE IT! Saw you on Sew Stinkin Cute. My 3 year old thinks 'rainbow' is a color all its own.

    ~jan at The Paisley Cupcake

  14. This has got to be one of the cutest rainbow cakes I have seen yet!!!

  15. They did turn out really bright. Great job! It looks like the original! I found you at the Fingerprints on the Fridge linky where I just linked up my own Rainbow project!

  16. I can't even begin to imagine how you did that! It looks beautiful and so fun for kids! And you piped that frosting on so beautifully! I also wanted to invite you over to my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now. Today is the last day to enter so stop on by! Hope you are having a great week :)


  17. It's gorgeous! Glad you had fun making it :)

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