I was up for the challenge.
I started with two boxes of white angel cake, a pack of food coloring, and the ingredients to make our favorite homemade icing. I wanted to just link up the icing because I was sure I had made it before on here, but it seems that is false. So here's the icing interlude:
Icing, makes 3 cups:
- 1 cup vegetable shortening
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons of water
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla or almond extract (I usually do a half teaspoon of each if there's no nut allergies celebrating)
...do do do. We're back to rainbow cake making. I mixed one box of white cake per the instructions on the box. I then divided the mix into three bowls by scooping 1/3 cup to each until I was out of mix. Then, I added in drops of food coloring until the mixes were looking like their respective colors.
I baked the mix according to the box, let them cool, and started icing. The layers stacked from purple up to red.
Greg bought some sparkler candles to top off the cake.
We sang, she smiled, and blew out the candles a few times.
Then we cut the cake for the big surprise. Veronica was really excited.
Happy 24th, pretty girl! You have a very exciting year ahead of you, and I can't wait to celebrate along the way with you. I love you!