rainbow and sprinkle cake

Rainbow and Sprinkle Cake

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I wanted to have this post ready on Monday but my little one has decided he would much rather be CRANKY and fussy than perhaps take a NAP or even sleep early at night.

That leaves mommy EXHAUSTED with barely any time to work on her postings…lol.

Oh well, the JOYS of motherhood…lol πŸ˜‰

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As promised, I am sharing a cake today, dedicated to St.Patrick’s day.

Normally, St.Paddy’s day treats are “green” or “boozy.” But, I DIDN’T want to do either of those!

That left me with only one choice… RAINBOWS and lots of COLORS! πŸ˜€

Lately, I have been OBSESSED with colorful SPRINKLES.

Do you remember those mini sprinkle cakesΒ with Easter bunniesΒ from a few weeks ago?Β 

I thought those would be PERFECT for Patrick’s Day BUT this time, I added a rainbow topper!

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Yes! I know what you are thinking: “Has Abeer gone crazy? Doesn’t she know a rainbow has 7 colors and BROWN is NOT one of them?” LOL!

Trust me folks… I am fully aware of that that BUT thanks to my exhaustion and laziness, I decided to just use all the LEFTOVER fondants from previous projects.

That resulted in this wacky rainbow with 5 WEIRD colors: Red, Yellow, Dark blue, Brown and Light blue… hahaha. πŸ˜›

Please feel free to use my tutorial to make a PROPER rainbow…hehe πŸ™‚

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To make this rainbow and sprinkle cake, you will need the following supplies:

Mini chocolate cake
Homemade marshmallow fondant (in the colors of a rainbow)
Pizza cutter
Basic flower cutter
Paintbrush
Water
Wax paper

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
Roll out marshmallow fondantΒ in different colors.
Use a pizza cutter to cut out thin and even strips. Β 

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Step 2:
Place your first fondant strip on a sheet of wax paper.
Then, brush very little water at the edge of this strip.Β 

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Step 3:
Stick the next strip on this damp edge.
Brush water along the edge again and stick another strip.
Keep doing this until all your strips are stuck together.Β 

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Step 4:
Keep your strips aside.Β 
Roll out some fondant in any color you want (I used dark blue).
The length of this piece should be about the same as the length of your strips.Β 

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Step 5:
Brush some water on this piece.
Gently pick up your clustered strips and place them on top of this dark blue piece until it sticks into place.

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Step 6:
Use a pizza cutter to cut out the irregular sides and you will end up with a single rainbow strip.

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Step 7:
Use both your hands to gently curve this entire rainbow strip until it looks like an upside down “u”

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Step 8:
Use a pizza cutter to cut out the bottoms so they are straight.

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Step 9:
Now, let’s make clouds.
Roll out some light blue fondant and use a flower cutter to cut out 2 flower shapes.Β 
Then, use a knife to cut these flowers in half. Β 

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Step 10:
Brush some water on the bottom of the rainbow strip and stick the clouds in place.
Allow this rainbow to dry for about 24 hours OR until it gets hard.Β 

Tip: TO speed up the drying process, you can use 50/50 or mix some tylose powder or a bit of gumpaste into your fondant.

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Once this rainbow is dry, flip it over and use some melted chocolate to stick toothpicks on both ends. This will make it easy to push the rainbow into your mini sprinkle cakes,

And that’s it… you are done!

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By the way, my rainbow didn’t turn out as neat as I would have liked…

Halfway through making it, my son started crying and I left to look after him. In my hurry, I forgot to cover my fondant pieces. By the time I got back, those fondant strips had dried up a little, which led to tiny cracks and tears as I continued working. πŸ™

Here’s a little TIP for you: If you are ever taking a break in between your fondant work, cover your pieces in plastic (saran wrap) to prevent them from drying!

Well, that’s all for today my lovelies!

Have a great weekend and Happy St.Paddy’s Day! πŸ˜€

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24 Comments

  1. Acacia

    March 15, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    It looks amazing, and I can hardly see any cracks in your rainbow!

  2. Darlene

    March 15, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Proper rainbow or not, it’s still very cute!

  3. CCU

    March 16, 2013 at 4:33 am

    You make it look easy but this is so so beautiful my friend πŸ˜€

    Cheers
    CCU

  4. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    March 17, 2013 at 1:10 am

    The joy of motherhood — and you do a great job on it πŸ™‚

    Such pretty cake with decorations that I can never be able to pull off!

  5. I Wilkerson

    March 17, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Great tutorial–actually looks doable even for someone who is all thumbs like me!

  6. Jenni

    March 17, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Such a cute cake; I love it!

  7. Daniela

    March 17, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    You really made my day with this pretty,joyful cake, Abeer!
    For sure it’s not easy to dedicate time to blogging with a little one at home but let me tell you you are doing a great job and I always enjoy visiting πŸ™‚

  8. Tiffany

    March 18, 2013 at 4:43 am

    This cake just makes me want to smile! (And to go searching for my pot of gold!) HAPPY MONDAY! πŸ˜€

  9. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure

    March 18, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Very beautiful, My daughter would love it!

  10. RavieNomNoms

    March 19, 2013 at 8:12 am

    I cannot even tell you how excited I would have been to have gotten this cake as a child. I LOVED rainbow sprinkles. I would have eaten them on my hamburger if my parents let me haha

  11. Suzie

    March 19, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    You are so creative! I wish I had your imagination! xoxo

  12. cupcake with filling

    March 20, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    amazing look cake….. rainbow color always makes cake look more attractive. thanks for the tips of how to make easy rainbow fondant topper.

  13. Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today

    March 21, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    o wow, thank you for sharing. This is so beautiful.

  14. Jen

    April 4, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing this creative idea. Awesome and perfect for the kids! I really like the ingredients used and how the color appears. We did a Raibow Cake just like this. You should check it out! πŸ™‚
    <a href="http://earlylearning.momtrusted.com/2013/03/diy-rainbow-cake/">EarlyLearning.Momtrusted.com: Rainbow Cake</a>

  15. Abeer

    April 5, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    @Kayle…Sprinkles make everything better πŸ™‚
    @Acacia… That’s a relief ro hear. Maybe i am too hard on my work….
    @ Darlene…Thanks πŸ™‚
    @Vimitha… Thanks… I hope you give it a shot!
    @ CCU… Actually, this is one of those cakes that don’t just look easy but are actually very easy to make in reality too πŸ™‚

  16. Abeer

    April 5, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    @Kiran… Oh yes! The joys of motherhood are very challenging at times…lol
    @IWilkerson…oh yes! Anyone can make this… It’s very easy and i m sure your cake would turn out beautiful πŸ™‚
    @ Jenni…Thanks!
    @Yummychunklet…Thanks hun!
    @ Daniela… You are so sweet …your comment made my day πŸ˜€

  17. Abeer

    April 5, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    @Tiffany…hahaha. Pot of gold…eh? I think we would all want to find that pot πŸ˜‰
    @ Ella…If i had a daughter, i would have made her this cake…hehe.
    @ Raven…hahahaha. I loved colorful sprinkles as a kid too.Heck! I still do…lol
    @Suzie…thanks hun!
    @ Cupcake…I am glad to hear you find my tutorial helpful.
    @Marta… Thanks!
    @ Jen… Wow! Your cake is beautiful too!Great work!

  18. Laura Dembowski

    April 6, 2013 at 9:31 am

    This cake is amazing! It made me smile just looking at it. I’d love a piece right now. Sprinkles make everything better πŸ™‚

  19. Jackie

    May 21, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    I love your little cakes. Now PLEASE tell me how you did such a flawless sprinkle job. I looked at this one and your bunny one and some of your others, but I don’t see it. : )

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      May 21, 2015 at 10:44 pm

      Awww… thanks for your lovely comment! I haven’t done a tutorial on that but i am getting a lot of requests. So, I plan to do a tutorial really soon πŸ˜‰

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