But since I am to be widowed by the aforementioned international spectacular every two years for the rest of my life, I have to make the best of it and what better to make than cake.
Rainbow cake, of course.
After an afternoon of scholarship application reading, I thought I'd stick with the Better Homes and Garden's (red and white checked bible) 'Busy-Day Cake' that promised to be simple and tasty. And I had seen numerous 'rainbow' baked goods techniques on pinterest, so I was set.
So it goes...
|My favorite part|
I have always loved using food coloring. It's like magic! Some of the joy was deadened by my constant fear for my butcher block counters, but I persevered to this:
Time to pour! (Do I have six spatulas? I better, because I am not washing in between.)
ROY G BIV! (There's a British memory aid for this order, but I've forgotten. Back to that when my hands are dripping electric yellow foodgrade dye).
Not far into the assemblage, I had several thoughts:
1) Oh shit, is this not really an 8 inch pan? Is this 9 inches? Didn't I just measure this last week? IT'S SO LITTLE.
2) My orange isn't very orange. Rather, it's 'Barbie doll flesh tone'. Gross.
3) I guess if this goes terrible, I can submit it to 'Pinstosity'
But I continued on, because regardless of how ugly it looked, it'd still be edible...as long as I managed to not incinerate it in the meantime.
So I poured on and on, trying not to get too excited...though I did have to remeasure (definitely 8 inches! OMG You're right for once).
Then I decided to shake the pan to spread out the batter. It was one of those decisions where you know this will be a major turning point in your life.
Didn't eff it up completely! Finally finished and into the oven. *wipes brow*
|Probably should have swirled it, but after all that work, couldn't be bothered|
Okay, not so impressive from that angle, but I was just so surprised it didn't get really dark and brownish. Proper decorations were needed to really bring it up to Opening Ceremonies standards.
|My rings worked the first time|
|...Just realized the red blurry thing in the upper left hand corner is the sprinkle shaker caught in the act!|