Found 26th Feb
I'm making a rainbow cake for the gfs birthday today in time for Tommorow!! I thought normal food colour would cut it bit apparently the colours are not vibrant this way. I hear I need gel food colouring ..... does anyone know where to buy gel food colour I am on a budget sadly..... I also need real shallow cake tins cheap or the cake will be too tall. lastly I don't have an electronic mixer but in my experience it's not essential..... it's been a long time.... money and tools are an issue but I have a can do attitude so as long as I get the gel colours and shallow tins I'm sure il make a perfect cake. .... any advice ? would be greatly appreciated ??

thanks guys I've never herd of it so .... times the enemy really and a 20 quid budget

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Asda sell a multi coloured, layered cake if all else fails.

A lovely gesture and hopefully your effort will be appreciated. I have no idea about the cake, sorry. You might get cheap colouring at B&M or pound shops?

Where are you Lindus?

Mod & Ed

Morning lindus, do you have a hobbycraft near you? You should be able to buy cake tins & gels there, would have to buy instore due to time constraints,
Food Colouring / Gels HERE, Layered Pan Sets HERE

Gel colours are predominantly specialist so hobby craft is your place but theyre obviously fairly exspensive. They have become more mainstream and now pound land have a full cake range you may drop lucky and get them there.You should defiantly be able to get shallow tins from pound land and hand whisking shouldn't be a problem.
Edited by: "emj2010" 26th Feb

My Tesco does gel food colouring only in about 4 different colours, if I remember rightly they do red blue pink and yellow. I'd try Tesco they are only about a pound each. Good luck but you've really left it too late

Gel food colouring works better than liquid food colouring, hope that helps!

Just checked poundland website they do sell gel food colours in packs of two and 6 different colours they also sell shallow cake pans. May just be worth ringing your local store to check stock first
Edited by: "emj2010" 26th Feb

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liamf12

Asda sell a multi coloured, layered cake if all else fails.



​thanks x

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jude7219

Where are you Lindus?



​Midlothian near Edinburgh

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wishihadadonkey

Morning lindus, do you have a hobbycraft near you? You should be able to … Morning lindus, do you have a hobbycraft near you? You should be able to buy cake tins & gels there, would have to buy instore due to time constraints, Food Colouring / Gels HERE, Layered Pan Sets HERE



​hello and yes jus 20 mins on bus THANK YOU

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emj2010

Gel colours are predominantly specialist so hobby craft is your place but … Gel colours are predominantly specialist so hobby craft is your place but theyre obviously fairly exspensive. They have become more mainstream and now pound land have a full cake range you may drop lucky and get them there.You should defiantly be able to get shallow tins from pound land and hand whisking shouldn't be a problem.



​thank you kindly I'm so excited to see her face

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Dannyrobbo

My Tesco does gel food colouring only in about 4 different colours, if I … My Tesco does gel food colouring only in about 4 different colours, if I remember rightly they do red blue pink and yellow. I'd try Tesco they are only about a pound each. Good luck but you've really left it too late



​It's never too late n I don't sleep well. plenty time especially if I do three cakes at a time

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emj2010

Just checked poundland website they do sell gel food colours in packs of … Just checked poundland website they do sell gel food colours in packs of two and 6 different colours they also sell shallow cake pans. May just be worth ringing your local store to check stock first



​Ok am off to pound land thank you so much x

I wouldn't suggest you'd buy cake tins from Hobbycraft that will blow your budget completely. Poundland or even track would be a lot cheaper for tins than Hobbycraft

my advice is get a wriggle on, it takes a lot longer than you think to make a rainbow cake.Personally I would have started a day or two ago.
Don't think normal food colouring 'will do' they change the consistency of your batter and take a lot to get the required colours. Also if you're putting it in a proper box, don't forget to buy a box extender, because it makes for a tall cake!
Do you have a recipe sorted yet? if you don't give me a shout, here's my most recent cake;

https://s27.postimg.org/n2787zb8j/Whats_App_Image_2017_01_09_at_16_44_45.jpg


Edited by: "spiderbifida" 26th Feb

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Beautiful THIS WILL BE MY FIRST RAINBOW. .... I WAS GOING TO USE A COOKIE CUTTER WHEN ASSEMBLING CUT OUT THE MIDDLE OF THE 1ST 3 TIERS AND FILL WITH SKITTLES FOR EXTRA OOMPHHHH YE HEADING STRAIGHT OUT AFTER BREAKIE. ... WILL TAKE MOST OF THE DAY

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She hates bitter cream and cream cheese was gonna go plain white royal icing spatula round the sides piped on top and decorated with rainbow sprinkles and sweets.... jam and mallow fluff between layers??? wot u think??

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spiderbifida

my advice is get a wriggle on, it takes a lot longer than you think to … my advice is get a wriggle on, it takes a lot longer than you think to make a rainbow cake.Personally I would have started a day or two ago.Don't think normal food colouring 'will do' they change the consistency of your batter and take a lot to get the required colours. Also if you're putting it in a proper box, don't forget to buy a box extender, because it makes for a tall cake!Do you have a recipe sorted yet? if you don't give me a shout, here's my most recent cake;



​sorry spidey was Talkin to u there . X) your cakes amazzzzing! !!

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KGorman

I wouldn't suggest you'd buy cake tins from Hobbycraft that will blow … I wouldn't suggest you'd buy cake tins from Hobbycraft that will blow your budget completely. Poundland or even track would be a lot cheaper for tins than Hobbycraft



​Il go to poundland for tins and see if they have gel colour if not go to hobby craft or tesco xxx

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Ps I'm a girl too. not bein sexist bur we are fairly good muti takers I have a large oven so thought could bake 3 layers at a time?? x

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Maybe uz all thot I was a guy ? as I'm a bit rough and mentioned a girlfriend we that gay way.... this cakes PERFECT



SO SO EXCITED

lindus

She hates bitter cream and cream cheese was gonna go plain white royal … She hates bitter cream and cream cheese was gonna go plain white royal icing spatula round the sides piped on top and decorated with rainbow sprinkles and sweets.... jam and mallow fluff between layers??? wot u think??


Mines filled and coated with butter cream, but if she hates it then definitely steer clear. Marshmallow fluff could be a good filling instead, just make sure your cake is completely cool before using it, I could see it going too soft / runny otherwise.Plus as a bonus, it's ready made so that'll save you some time.

If you're using a spatula to spread the royal icing you might find it difficult to get a neat finish, a cake scraper (basically a piece of plastic with a straight edge) will make you life easier. which ever way you do it make sure you do a crumb coat & chill before the final coat, that way you lock in any crumbs and will just have nice,white icing hiding the rainbow.


BTW... Just saw in your other thread, you said 'seven layers' A rainbow cake is typically only six, indigo & violet just get merged into purple. So that's one less layer for you to worry about
Edited by: "spiderbifida" 26th Feb

lindus

Maybe uz all thot I was a guy ? as I'm a bit rough and mentioned a … Maybe uz all thot I was a guy ? as I'm a bit rough and mentioned a girlfriend we that gay way.... this cakes PERFECT SO SO EXCITED



Best of luck with it , post a photo when it's done

lindus

​Midlothian near Edinburgh


Thats s shame, if you were near me I would have lent you all my gel colours.

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spiderbifida

Mines filled and coated with butter cream, but if she hates it then … Mines filled and coated with butter cream, but if she hates it then definitely steer clear. Marshmallow fluff could be a good filling instead, just make sure your cake is completely cool before using it, I could see it going too soft / runny otherwise.Plus as a bonus, it's ready made so that'll save you some time.If you're using a spatula to spread the royal icing you might find it difficult to get a neat finish, a cake scraper (basically a piece of plastic with a straight edge) will make you life easier. which ever way you do it make sure you do a crumb coat & chill before the final coat, that way you lock in any crumbs and will just have nice,white icing hiding the rainbow.BTW... Just saw in your other thread, you said 'seven layers' A rainbow cake is typically only six, indigo & violet just get merged into purple. So that's one less layer for you to worry about



​Am goin 7 hopefully

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thanks everyone got the gels in pound shop bought loads so shud be good xx

lindus

​Midlothian near Edinburgh


That's where I am too Make sure when you are icing and trimming your cake that it's done quite cold. I wrap my layers in cling film and pop infridge for half an hour before icing. It's far easier to do that as the cake won't crumble.

As I mentioned on your other post, if you are using fondant icing make sure you do a good crumb coat with buttercream and knead fondant icing until very pliable.

I do prefer making and using buttercream, you can get flavoured icing if your partner doesn't like normal buttercream. Hobbycraft at the fort sell sugar and crumbs using sugar in different flavours. It's about £2.50 a packet and you can use whole packet for a strong flavour or mix half and half with normal icing sugar.
Edited by: "takethatfan1978" 26th Feb

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can someone make me a cake too
would love one

How did the cake go??

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omg!!!! it's hard x
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