My fellow rainbow obsesser turned 4 the other day and of course wanted a rainbow party.
I made her a rainbow bunting using the rainbow fabric from the girls christmas decorations that we made the other day.
I used the print pattern from Grace Designs and instead of using bias binding (I ran out of time as I made this at 2am) I made a casing and ran some thickish cotton string through it. All up I think it took about 30 mins to make.
Then I used all my (new but don't tell DH) tupperware (I'm loving all their bright range at the moment) and some helium balloons to decorate the table.
We also had some Rainbow Jelly, I just made jelly up 1 colour up at a time using half the amount of water (making it set quicker), when it was set then I added the next colour and so on. This is not a day of party food, you will need to have this one started at least the day before.
I made them in clear disposable tumblers but disposable wine goblets would look nicer (I just worked with what I had).
For her birthday cake the brief was that it had to be rainbow and chocolate, so I remember a friend of mind making an awesome cake and I blatantly stole her idea :)
Unfortunately it has been very hot here and there was some meltage on the way home from the supermarket, but it's how it tastes that counts right???? and it tasted DEVINE.
The cake recipe I use seems to be a no fail one, I've used it about 3 or 4 times a year for the past 4 years and never had a bad outcome. So I thought I'd share it with you
Easy Peasy Rich Chocolate Cake
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 unsweetened yoghurt (although I've used vanilla and dairy food without any failure)
¾ cup premium quality baking cocoa powder
200g butter, softened
2 tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
3 cups self-raising flour
1 cup boiling hot coffee ( I just dissolve 1 heaped teaspoon of instant into some water)
Heat oven to 160 degrees C (375 F) and line a 30cm (12 inch) round tin
with baking paper. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food
processor and blitz until combined (or place ingredients in a mixing
bowl and beat with an electric beater). Pour mixture into prepared
tin and smooth the top. Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted
into the centre comes out clean.
Cool in tin. Place in a sealed container or freeze if not using at once.
My cake this time was made in a 20cm round tin which made a higher cake but also needed cooking for longer. Just test until it comes out clean.
Here is the birthday girl