Rainbow Piñata Cake

Rainbow Piñata Cake

By March 28, 2017

As featured on our Facebook Live on the 27th March, this colourful rainbow cake is great for a birthday part or get together, kids will be wowed with the surprise centre too

  • Prep Time : 35 minutes
  • Cook Time : 12 minutes
  • Yield : 12-14


Beat the sugar and margarine together until creamy

Add in the eggs one at a time and beat in

Scrape down the sides with a spatula and then add in the flour, fold in then mix on a low speed for a minute moving upto a medium speed for a further 30 seconds until all combined

Divide the mix between 5 bowls evenly and colour each one by mixing in a small amount of gel and stirring in

Grease your tins, I used 6 inch tins and then pour in a different colour batter into its own tin

Bake in the oven for 10 to 12 mins until risen and golden

In the meantime make the buttercream

Beat the butter until creamy in a clean mixing bowl, gradually add in the icing sugar until all has been mixed in and the buttercream is smooth and creamy

Divide between 6 bowls, leave one bowl white and then colour the others with one of the colour gels, add a little gel to start with and mix in, add more gel if needed to get your desired colour

Put a 2A Nozzle or other round ended nozzle in a piping bag and fill with your first colour

When the cakes are baked leave them in their tins for 5 mins to cool before transferring to a cooling rack, let them cool completely

Once cooled use a circle cutter about 2 inches in diameter and cut a hole in the centre of 4 of the sponges, leave one to be your top, place the centre sponges to the side as they are not needed (however these are great for a mini rainbow cake)

Place the first sponge on a cake board or drum and cover with a even spread of the white buttercream, place the next sponge on top and then cover again with the buttercream with a nice thin layer, repeat with the other sponges with holes in them

Fill in the centre with your choice of sweets (jelly beans, m&ms, smarties work well)

Place the final sponge on top and then cover the whole cake with the remaining buttercream, covering the sides and the top, so its completely covered in a thin layer

To decorate

Starting with your first colour buttercream, pipe a blob at the bottom of the cake and using a palette knife press into the blob then swipe to the right, pipe the next blob where the swipe is, then again press from the blob and swipe, carry on all the way around the cake until they meet

Repeat on the next layer with another colour the same way

Then repeat with your remaining colours

On the top of the cake you can carry on alternating the blobs until you get to the centre or you can decorate with buttercream flowers, sweets or swirls

Credits:Carol Sugar and Crumbs Kitchen

Carol demonstrated this cake on Facebook Live and you can still watch the tutorial on our poage or on the Sugar and Crumbs youtube channel
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