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This colorful layer cake from "Whisk Kid" blogger Kaitlin Flannery is ideal for a child's birthday party, or any time you want to make a big impression.

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  • chris.r.cornish
    10 MAR, 2017
    Awful recipe, not enough batter for a 9" tin Not worth the time. Great concept, just not worth it.
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    • darcydixon
      7 MAY, 2017
      Most layer cakes are made by filling the cake pan about 1/2 full, baking, then slicing the cake in half to make the "layers". Because this cake is 7 layers that are all different colors you need to initially make all the layers very thin. I've made this twice and both times it turned out perfectly. Just know that the batter will just barely fill the bottom of the pan with each layer.
  • Elroy_Jetson
    20 AUG, 2015
    You know what may make this a smidgen more awesome? Adding the appropriate color (and flavor) powdered jello for each color into the mix for flavor. Just a thought. Strawberry, Blueberry, Lemon, Lime, Orange...
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  • chhiwat
    15 AUG, 2015
    Good easy simple to learn thank you www.chefaicha.com
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  • Capricorn_noir
    10 JUL, 2015
    A couple of years ago I made a cake like this, however I colored each layer of icing and flavored each layer too according to color; for my granddaughter's birthday.
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  • MsSugaree
    20 JAN, 2014
    I made this for my friends birthday. It was a big hit, and everyone loved it. A bit time consuming, because I used two rounds pans. It was fairly easy to make.
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  • Sarah_Malta
    23 APR, 2013
    was watching the rainbow cake vid and i just want to share something with you. All you need to do to know the sequence of the rainbow colours is remember this sentence: Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain. You take the first letter of each word R stands for red, O stands for orange and so on :) and voila you have the colours of the rainbow in sequence!! :) hope my suggestion proves futile when someone tries out the cake
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    • Elroy_Jetson
      20 AUG, 2015
      To remember the color sequence, to to bottom, we always remembered the name "Roy G. Biv". Red, Orange, Yellow (ROY) - Green (G.) - Blue, Indigo, Violet (BIV). There ya go.
  • satsiri
    13 MAR, 2013
    Awesome recipe. Works perfecty. Has become a new tradtion for celebrating St. Patrick's Day in my family!
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  • Nur Hadhira Halim
    17 FEB, 2013
    Ouhh my god! I love it!!! My No.#1 Cake :) #fingerlicking #loveit #loveumartha!!
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  • Sarah Price
    10 FEB, 2013
    I have made this twice now, my family loved it,the 1st I made the rainbow. The 2nd in honor of Valentine's day I made it just 2 layers in 2 shades of pink.. I bought salted butter oops,the buttercream came out very salty but I have had comments this is even better. Love this recipe!
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  • Apallas
    23 SEP, 2012
    Just wanted to say I made this same cake using gluten free boxed cake mix for my daughter's 4th birthday after having seen it on Pinterest. Came out perfect (as did the buttercream - I posted some buttercream tips on that page). The one thing I might do next time (which the Whisk Kid suggests on her video) is to actually weigh out the batter to ensure each layer is the same. Looked fine without doing that, but could have been even more 'perfect'. Cake was a MAJOR hit with kids and adults!
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