Saturday, May 22, 2010

Rainbow Cake and the BEST Buttercream frosting ever!

Last summer Coco and I made this gigantic rainbow cake for Sydney's 9th birthday which we spent at Coco's house. That was when we went to the very hot Sea World San Antonio...pure misery.  We went again in October and it was amazing.  Here is a picture of the too tall rainbow cake that we got from Whatever  actually her post today reminded me of this day. The green layer didn't make it and as you can see, we needed more frosting and we didn't take the time to look up the exact cake directions which you can find here. I have promised friends that I would post this recipe for a while so here goes.

Here is the buttercream's awesome!

1C Crisco (yes Crisco)
2 sticks butter
2 tsp. clear vanilla
4 T whole milk (Coco and I didn't have whole milk so we mixed half and half with her low fat milk and it worked out fine) You can't get too legalistic when you are with Coco anyway.
 2lb bag powdered sugar

Mix Crisco, butter and vanilla add powdered sugar and milk...prepare to be amazed!


  1. Met would be proud :) Just found your blog randomly...thought I'd say hi! Blessings :)

  2. Ok, I have to make this cake some time this summer. It's on my list for sure!