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Pretty Princess Rainbow Cake

Months before my gal pal Hannah’s birthday, she mentioned a love for all things Princess and Ballerina, and I wanted to top last year’s shenHANNAHgans (see what I did there?) of all things FROZEN, Olaf featured heavily.

After a few minutes on Pinterest, BINGO… I struck gold. This year I was going to create a pretty princess rainbow birthday cake. Now at first this did seem I had set myself quite the challenge, but seriously folks, the most time consuming part of the whole process was waiting for the cakes to cool.

I used a simple butter cake recipe, but for the time poor baker, you could (if you must) use packet mix, they are stress-free and they taste pretty good too, or aahhm, so I’m told.

For the (Barbie, Lotti, Bratz) doll –I used a new one so that it could be a gift for the birthday girl too. You will need to wrap her (the doll) in plastic to make her food friendly before you stick her into the cake.

Birthday celebrations mean cake, so wow the ‘kids’ with this impressive creation!

Place the 2 rounds with the bowl on top, and carefully push her into the centre of the cake. Now for the fun, spoon your coloured icing into a pastry bag and pipe in rows or at random. For those fashionistas out there, this is your opportunity to shine, you can let your style creativity run wild and dress her in whatever you like, can you see the eccentric quirks in my personality?

There is nothing quite like the look of joy on a Princess loving gal’s face, be she 5 or 25, than presenting her with her very own fantastic and fabulous, charming and chic, magical and marvellous pretty princess rainbow cake. Simply nothing!

Add a few drops of colour to create a magical rainbow cake that is sure to impress everyone!

So there you have it! A magnificent, SIMPLE Cake to delight the Princess lover in your life! Enjoy!

I’d love to know, did you celebrate birthdays in an epic way as a child? Do you make things from scratch or are you a box food buyer? And if you could have any kind of birthday cake you wanted, what would it be?

  • 500g butter, softened
  • 2 cup caster sugar
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 6 eggs
  • 5 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 1/3 cup milk
  • Food colouring – Red, Blue, Yellow, Green
  • 375g softened butter
  • 4 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Food colouring – Red, Blue, Yellow, Green
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease and lightly flour 2 x 20cm round cake tins + 1 x bowl – I used a small stainless steel bowl – About 15cm round.
  2. Using an electric mixer, cream butter, caster sugar and vanilla in a large bowl on medium – high speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating to combine. Add half the flour. Stir to combine. Add half the milk. Stir to combine. Repeat with remaining flour and milk.
  4. Divide mixture evenly into 5 different bowls, add colouring and stir to combine.
  5. Dollop mixture into prepared pans accordingly – There was no real method in how I divided the colours up. Bake for 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand in pan for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
  1. Using an electric mixer, beat butter in a bowl until pale. Gradually add icing sugar mixture and milk, beating constantly until combined.
  2. Divide mixture evenly into 5 different bowls, add colouring and stir to combine.
  1. Place 2 rounds together and top with the bowl cake.
  2. Wrap Barbie in Cling Film from the waist down and gently push through the middle of the cakes.
  3. Spoon different coloured icing into piping bag with small star nozzle.
  4. Hold the bag at 90° angle (straight up) with tip about 1/8 in. above surface. Squeeze the bag to form star. Stop pressure and pull tip straight up and away.
  5. Pipe in rows or at random.
  6. Reload bag accordingly.

Before piping, ensure cakes are cold. Do not overload the piping bag, do small sections at a time.

To avoid icing colour getting too dark, you may have multiple piping bags in action.

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