Monday, August 22, 2011

Pintrest Inspiration!

If you haven't checked this website out yet: Pinterest GO CHECK IT OUT!! ---WAIT don't leave yet...check it out after my post or you may never come back!! The site is just that good.

I've been very inspired lately by the different crafts, fashion, recipes, etc I've found on this site. It's the best of the best in the internet world. Recently, I tried a rainbow cake recipe that someone had pinned. The original recipe can be found here: Omnomicon makes: how to make a rainbow cake!

The author of the blog does a fantastic job detailing each step of the recipe. I followed her instructions step by step, only I didn't use the fat free version. I used the box recipe with oil and eggs.

Here's how mine turned out:
 Mix up the white cake mix (2 boxes) and separate into six different bowls...

Using the gel colors mix your colors until you got the desired brightness. This will take some time and your wrist may get sore. I found purple the hardest color to get right...

 Using the same instructions on the original post "blob" your colors in rainbow order...and bake according to box instructions.

 Take out and frost. I used "Rainbow Chip" frosting and folded in about 4oz of Cool Whip. It makes the frosting go further and is easier to spread...
TADA!! You're very own gnarly psychedelic rainbow cake!

Although, a bit labor intensive (mostly the dishes) this cake was a lot easier than what I thought it would be. I'd like to try it next with cupcakes!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Goal for August got busy there for a bit, but what's new??

I kind of went on a big summer vacation and fell into the comfortable sunny routine of ignoring the blog, housework and anything else that keeps me indoors and lounging at the pool with my younglings.

I have a goal for August: TO START BLOGGING MORE!!! There's this GBE 2 blogging challenge that I have been dancing around the edges of without really participating in. The plan is to start up with that and see how it goes. Stay tuned...