Monday, April 18, 2011

Rainbow Goodness

This weekend was THE party.
I made a rainbow cake for Miss B's Rainbow-Unicorn-Mustache-Taco Birthday Party.
For the banner on top of the cake: I colored white Thickers with an ink pad.
For the cake:
I used 2 White Cake box mixes.
I made one box at a time, followed the instructions right on the box.
I divided the batter out 3 ways for each box.  Then I added the food color.
Use Food Color gel.  I wanted more of a neon color, so one bottle of color was all I used.
If you want your cake to be red-red, you will need to use more than one tube.
Make sure that you also keep some red color for orange and purple.
I LOVE my buttercream frosting.  I doubled the recipe on this one and it was not enough.
1 stick of butter, room temperature
3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
3-4 tablespoons of milk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
(Use real butter, use real vanilla)
Put your butter in a bowl and beat it until it is fluffy.
Then add everything else, beat on low for a minute then on med for another minute.
This is my go-to frosting.
We use it on cakes, cookies...everything!
It is versatile too...add lemon, mint, cinnamon...you can add anything to it!
I wanted to get the girls some kind of trough for their popcorn.
I found these rainbow buckets and added a tag to the front with their name.
This way I knew who was making the most mess.
Those little robots were a late addition.
The girls called them Mexican robot astronauts.
They have mustaches.  They are super cute.
The girls jumped on the trampoline in the rain.
We went to the mall for a scavenger hunt and the girls assaulted the Easter Bunny.
He didn't seem to mind.  I posted the pictures on my Facebook.
Since all the girls aren't mine, I probably shouldn't post them on a public blog.
A good time was had by all, including me.
Here is the banner in all it's rainbow-mustached goodness:
The new Party is up at Paper Issues!  I am linking up there!  You can too!!
I am also linking here: Sugar Bee Crafts and Bird's Party Blog!

20 comments:

  1. Fantastic Cassie! I am a new follower and am just in love with your banners! I make them often too and have a different style then you but love yours too! :) I will be trying that buttercream recipe soon and thanks for it!

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  2. mmmmm, buttercream.
    seriously, I hope B knows how lucky she is to have such an awesome mom!!!

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  3. What a super cool cake and themed party! Mustaches?! Too cute!! LOVE that awesome rainbow cake! My son is going to be 12 in August and has been planning his tattoo for when he's 18 for months now.
    Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like bananas.

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  4. Fabulous cake and party faves! You are an awesome mom!
    My daughter is 6; she's working on a sleeve (tattoos) on her left arm! Fortunately they are temporary...for now..I'm sure piercings are next right.
    Take care Cassie!
    Angela

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  5. OMYGOSH!! I loveeeeeeeee that cake and I loveeeeeeeeeee the decorations!!! AWESOME party! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  6. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [19 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  7. WOW! look at that cake! Yummo!! And it sounds like an awesome party!!

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  8. Oh WOW!! I love everything, that cake is so cool :) My friend and I were talking about rainbow cake on the weekend and since then I have ben thinking about making one for my boys birthday... now to decide on the outside of the cake, hahaha!!!

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  9. That cake is awesome...I have Birthday in May....wanna make my cake!!! :-)

    Looks like a Fabulous Day!!!! I love the theme of the party!!!!

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  10. Just love that cake! I'm boing to try this in June for Bryn's b.day. :-)

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  11. wow cassie....I love that cake!! so fun & festive! sweet banner and buckets too!!! :)

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  12. wow - gasp!!! this is wonderful. What a fun cake and love the cake banner - looked over your blog and it's all so magical...

    if you have a chance would love for you to stop by and visit my blog. xo

    tina
    embellishments by tina

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  13. I can't get over your fab rainbow coloured cake - it feels so summery. And I know the catchy phrase 'mexican robot astronauts' will be running through my brain all day. Thanks again for the feature on Paper Issues Cassie.

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  14. That cake looks so cool!! Your projects are amazing. Please come by my blog and pick up your blog award from me :)

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  15. Just stopping by to wish you a very Happy Birthday! Hope your day is grand! Twyla

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  16. I love making ranbow cakes though mine are never that perfect!

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  17. Oh my goodness you really know how to use paper effectively to create super cute party decorations!!!

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  18. Yes!!! Box mix, I can do that!! Thanks so much for sharing your cake. I'm off to the grocery store:) My little Maddie is going to LOVE it!!

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  19. Super duper cute. Love that yummy & colorful cake. The robots are adorable. :)

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  20. ooooooh my gosh.. that cake and all the party decorations are brilliant. I've been wanting to make a rainbow cake for a long time now.. I think I will make one for Memorial Day this year. LOVE LOVE LOVE your work girl.

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