Monday, August 15, 2011

Baking Recipe: Amanda's Pink Rainbow Cake


I am so happy to introduce my sweet little niece to you. It was her big day, her Full Moon. Being an aunt [I felt older for a moment.. still young at heart nevertheless ;)] to her means I have the privilege to prepare her lots of good healthy meals and also to share with her my passion. I am recording this day for her and hopefully when she's older she will look back to know that she's a fortunate little girl who have lots of love from her family, where by her arriving in to this world has touched my heart.

For Recipe: click on image + zoom


Disclaimer: Picture courtesy from Pei Li's Miniature, please do not copy and reproduce, TQ.
For sweet Amanda, it has to be something special. The theme has to be pink for the cutest little girl, however I didn't want it to just be in plain pink. It has to be unique. The Pink Rainbow Cake is deeply inspired from another talented dessert blogger, Linda from Call-Me-Cupcake and also from Pei Li's Miniature. Pei Li has created a 1:12 scale miniature Pink Rainbow Cake and I thought this would be the perfect cake for my niece. We have been secretly planning on this, and this is my own version of Pink Rainbow Cake; plus it's edible. The cake has some what a chic flare to it. It's a classy simple vanilla cake frosted with vanilla butter cream. The design is simple with a surprise on the inside. It's a gradient of colour all related to the pink theme. The challenge to this little 6-inches, 5 layered cake was tinting the colour, as it's really tricky. Too much or too little will end up with a different colour once baked. To finish off the cake, instead of writing, I decided to make little flags with her name spelt on them and I feel this was the cherry on top of the cake. Enjoy!!

xx

53 comments:

  1. Dear Joanna,

    I love what you did to your Pink Rainbow Cake. Though I've not tasted it before, the pink gradient colours are just fantastic! Great job! I also love what you did to the cream :)

    Pei Li

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  2. Hi Pei Li! Thanks so much, glad you like the cake. I think it's fantastic as I get to showcase your miniature too. Perhaps one day you will have a chance to taste the cake. Till then.. take care my friend. Hugs, Jo

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  3. The gradient colors are so eye catching and everybody loves pink-especially little girls. Congrats on now being Auntie Joanna!

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  4. Omg I am soooo impressed! The cake is the prettiest one I’ve seen so far! Awesome job!

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  5. Buzzing this beauty! LOVE it!

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  6. beautiful! i love how the colors fade, very impressive

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  7. This is sooooooo beautiful! My daughter would absolutely go NUTS if I made this for her birthday. Gorgeous!

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  8. This is just beautiful! I love it :)

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  9. OMG-Jo, I just can't get over this gorgeous cake...and yes, CHIC AND GORGEOUS...The title of your blog says it all:DDD
    Love all those layers...five in all, and the various pink shades, and of course the delicious frosting! Would love to make this for a special little girl who just adores pink...my little 5yr old granddaughter.
    Jo, please stop by my blog, I linked you and invite your for the 7 Links. I'm sure you can really post some "beauties!"
    xoxo

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  10. Such a super cool aunt, Jo! Nothing less that so.

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  11. I love pink and your cake just is beautiful!! What a wonderful aunt you are!

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  12. just perfect! I want this for my birthday. I would love to make a cake like this.

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  13. So beautiful! You don't always come across something as unique and pretty as this dessert! Buzzed it. Love it!

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  14. Hi Tina! So happy to hear from you and thanks.. Can't believe that I'm an aunt now. Still feels like yesterday I'm in uni, and come to think of it, it was just 6 years ago that I proudly collected my scroll and then reality sinked in that I am going to start working...LOL.. now an aunt.. talk about being responsible. xoxo

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  15. Lily: Thanks so much for the lovely compliment ;). It's grea tto hear that it's the prettiest cake so far.. this means a lot!

    Lizzy: Buzz away please.. and thanks for buzzing. Not sure how Foodbuzz works but I'm happy to know that as long you all think it's pretty.

    Claire: It was a relief that the colours turn out well. I believe this was one huge challenge, since the end product after baking might differ from the colour wanted.

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  16. What a pretty cake!!! I love the color layers. :)

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  17. Gorgeous cake! I love the pink color theme! I would have wanted this as my B-day cake, the layers are like a sunrise :)! Bet it is even more delicious than beautiful, so pretty heavenly ;)!

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  18. Ooooh!!!! What a gorgeous , gorgeous cake , I am so glad to check out your blog (thanx to elisabeth ) , I simply love it , will be back to explore more :D.

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  19. Family Spice: I just visited your website. I really feel lucky and happy to meet so many of you professional bakers/ cooks / bloggers. Drives me to do better every single time.

    Cooking Creations: Thanks dear!

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  20. Sweet Elisabeth: I can't wait to see you bake a pink cake for your grand-daughter. She is so lucky to have you as her nanny, or grandmama. If you do make this 5 gradient layered cake, do link it back to me. We need to share a lot of love and sweetness to the food community ;)

    Pierre: Aww.. I'm flattered that you think I'm a cool aunt. I hope to be and want to be.. cause I'm such a homey person.. and just glue myself to the kitchen or my piano/ violin. Hahahahah.. Have a good trip and take care!!

    Sheri: First time being an aunt.. I cannot believe that myself.. that's because I'm still young.. LOL ;P.

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  21. Alex: When's your birthday? If you do make this little cake, do link it back to me.. if possible. It will be nice for me to compile the various type of pink cakes.

    Ericka: I'm truly flattered.. and thank you for such sweet compliment. I hope that I'll eb able to come up with more chic treats

    S.V: Thanks for coming by.. looks like this cake is more appealing to the ladies and not the gents.hehehe.Except for Pierre, who is always such a gracious foodie friend.

    Amy: I wish you could try this cake too. I like how you describe it as sunrise. Didn't think of that at all.. I think this is deemed as a perfect SUMMER CAKE!!

    Shabs: I'm so happy that you discover me via Elisabeth. Please stop by and say Hello! anytime. Will be checking you out shortly.

    XOXO

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  22. Fabulous! A masterpiece.
    Happy birthday to Amanda!
    Congrats on T-9 to you!
    LL

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  23. Gorgeous cake it really is! So beautiful. Random side note but i really like your header too, its so pretty! :)

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  24. The pink gradient turned out perfectly! What a lucky little niece you have =)

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  25. Congrats on Top 9! #1! The subtle color differences in the rainbow came out perfectly. It really is a gorgeous cake. Your niece must have been so happy!

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  26. WOW~very impressive.....and beautiful and makes me want to bury my face in it....thank you so very much for sharing

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  27. Oh my gosh....SO CUTE! I love pink, and I love cake, and my birthday is in 2 days...I WANT THIS! And congrats on making the top 9!!!

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  28. This cake is stunning and what a great presentation. When looking back on this as she grows older, Amanda will be thrilled. Congratulations on Top 9!

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  29. Congratulations my sweet friend for the #1 position on the Top 9, this morning!
    Just noticed it, and yelled out to myslef...yeayyy! (scaring the little doggies, LOL)

    I knew you could do this, and go a long way, Jo!
    You did it! Not just now, but in the very beginning as well. I do remember telling you, you have to join Foodbuzz...be out there, let people know about you, and you've achieved that.
    I'm so happy, and so very proud of you!
    Huggs!
    xoxo

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  30. This is just gorgeous! what a lucky niece you have!

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  31. Just love that little banner!! May steal that idea. And such a lovely cake! Your Amanda must have loved it!

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  32. Wow it looks gorgeous! and im sure it was delicious!
    I have been an auntie for a year now, and it has been amazing!!!!
    I'm sure your going to pamper your little niece!
    Greetings from Mexico!

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  33. This cake is BEEYOOOTIFUL! well done! I have a special place in my heart for layer cakes, especially ones that are so creative and deliciously appealing. MMmm, definitely want to make this now! xx

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  34. wow..................beautifullll!!!!!!

    http://www.bellecaketopperandmould.net/

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  35. BEAUTIFUL! I would serve this at my wedding :) I <3 it! New follower here!

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  36. Hi everyone! Wow.. I'm overwhelmed by all your sweet feedbacks. It's making my Wednesday brighter..although my 24x24 proposal was not selected. No fret, always next time ;).

    Really glad to know what I bake can inspire and change another one's life, thoughts or even spark and idea. Your comments with strong pillar words like beautiful, gorgeous, stunning.. is an epitome to my heart and life.

    Do forgive me if I'm unable to comment back to each and everyone of you...however to all of you who stopped by, whether first timer or my regular foodie friends [you know who you are], and for some of you who decided to be my blog follower; YOU ROCK!!

    Please don't stop visiting me, and I do look forward to all of your posts where they inspire me too. Also, do look out for me as I will be coming knocking on your blogs, visiting you. Lotsa HUGSSSSSS... Jo

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  37. That is the prettiest cake I have ever seen!

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  38. Everybody has already said it, but I have to say it too. The cake is gorgeous. I love the colors and presentation...BRAVO!

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  39. Hi , it me from ''show your cake'' blog. Would you mind to feature at my blog. I like your cake so much, Thank you...xoxo

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  40. Hi there<,
    First of all I'd like to tell you that ur blog is one of the most interesting blogs I have come across.. I love all the pictures, your baking and everything.
    Today i made this cake, half recipe, cuz I didnt want a big one.. It was my daughters fifth birthday, she loved the cake's picture. So I had to make it for her own birthday. Well, the recipe didnt quite work for me :( It was really very sweet, the cake recipe, I used another frosting. Anyway, I had high hopes with this one but I dont know what happened. :((
    Or maybe I ate this cake after i broke my fast and my tastebuds werent working at their best (could be a possiblity)
    However, did I tell you how beautiful your blog is... I guess I did .. :D no harm in telling it again ;)
    Will definitely try ur other recipes.

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  41. Is adorable!!! the pink degrade, the little flags with the name made it very special.
    C'est très jolie

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  42. An aptly named blog ... definitely gorgeous! Love the different shades of pink ... that's one lucky niece! You wanna adopt me? I love your blog, I've only just had some time to poke around here and you're truly very talented. Definitely a follower now.

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  43. Hi Sadaf! Thanks for stopping by and for the feedback. To be honest, my family don't like sweet cakes either. For the vanilla cake, I adapted it from SweetAPolita and having a family who are particular with level of sweetness, they enjoyed it. For us the cake was just right, not overly sweet. And as for the frosting, I usually use less powdered/ icing sugar. So the recipe suggested has been tweaked. If you made half the recipe, everything has to be cut down all by half, and would suggest cut down the sugar as much possible. How I do it is that I always taste my frosting. I will start off with 1/4 cup of icing sugar to 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup shorterning. Then slowly add by tablespoons until your desired sweetness. Hope this helps and am sure there's nothing wrong with your tastebuds. Maybe need to cut down the sugar if you are only attempting the recipe by half ;). Cheers, Jo

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  44. Rachel, Healthy Hippy, Andrea and Big Bear Wife: Merci boku.. thank you so much ;)

    Lola: So happy you stopped by.. thank you for complimenting that my cake looks pretty. Hopefully you saw my tagged to you in 7 links.

    Ping: Heya!! Adopt you? Hahahaha.. we could be the same age or maybe I'm older. Gosh.. =.='' Thank you for thinking that I'm talented. I would love to think so too, just need some faith eh?!? I believe there will always room for improvement in anything I do. Lets meet up soon k. Tata..

    xoxo

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  45. What a beautiful cake!!! Pretty in pink!

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  46. So beautiful! It looks wonderfully delicious.

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  47. Beautiful. My Daughter wants a Nick Jr. inspired b-day cake and you just gave me an awesome idea. Teal, Pink and Purple.

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  48. Love this cake! So pretty and pink.. Thinking of making one for my daughter's full moon celebration in October! :-) *thinkingtoofarahead*

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