Monday, August 2, 2010

Rainbow Cake, Hotdogs, and Friends, Oh My!

**Warning! Food Coma Alert! Long Post with Lots of Pictures!**

On Friday, before my friends arrived for the weekend, I decided it was time for me to make the colorful RAINBOW Cake that I have been wanting to make ever since I saw Dorothy's post about this cake on her blog, Kitchen Koala. She got the idea to make this cake from the recipe at Brooke's Cheeky Kitchen blog. I took some pictures of my process, but the colors in my final result are not nearly as vibrant as Dorothy or Brooke's cakes. My problem is that I did not use the Wilton® or Americolor® food coloring, but opted for the cheaper and more accessible one at my local Kroger. My cake is about 6 1/2 inches tall! And it would have been taller if I'd used the recommended 8 inch pans instead of the 9 inch ones I had. My cake also does not nearly look at professional as their's, but it was fun and gave me other baking ideas to use in the future! I'm pretty sure my cake ended up being shorter than it started out to be cause you can see from this picture that the bottom purple layer has been squished!
My friends loved it, which made me feel good!

We also had a great time at the Hotdog Festival! I had a hotdog and a corndog, some of Phil's crazy fries, and some delicious kettle corn! Yum! We only got to see a little bit of the weiner dog races because there was such a huge crowd.

After the Hotdog Festival, I took my friends on the grand tour of Huntington since most of them had never been here before. After that we went up to the mall to meet a couple more friends and have an eventful dinner at the Olive Garden (a waiter shattered a glass on our table next to my friend Holly, then she found a hair in her food!). We then saw the movie "Dinner With Schmucks" which I thought was hilarious!

Sunday morning they wanted me to take them to Jolly Pirate where we got us some donuts.

After that, they left for home! I had a fantastic weekend with my DH girls and hope we can all get together again soon!


Crazy Shenanigans said...

Love it! I missed the race! Did you get your corndog from frost top? I love theirs!

pearlslaceandruffles said...

Love the pictures, that cake looks so cute! xo

notquiteawake said...

Yum! That cake looks awesome! Love all the pictures.

JMJE said...

Wow, I think your cake looks really good. I have a really hard time making layer cakes. Maybe I will attempt this one day.

elatsyrk said...

Oh my goodness that cake is ridiculous! I've never seen anything like it.

kitchen koala said...

Hey, I think your cake looks fantastic! The more muted colors are a bit more appealing, for most people :) I'm glad you finally got the chance to try this one out. Great job!

mariahsmile said...

Thanks everyone!!!
Jennifer: the corndog was from somewhere I can't remember the name of now, but was still yummy!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Omg. That rainbow cake is SO PRETTY! I think you did a terrific job. It looks delicious! I totally have to make that cake now. Seriously.