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Friday, December 16, 2011

Rainbows for Our Sunshine

You cannot imagine how happy I became today when a plan finally came together, after the week I’ve had. My first kid is eight today. I know, where has the time gone? I can’t believe he’s that old, yada, yada, yada. I’m a mom, I have those thoughts. However, any sadness is quickly replaced by, “Wahoo…what kind of cake can I make?!!!”

1-jar The boy loves rainbows. Always has. So when I saw these jar cakes online, I knew I had to try it. The Family Kitchen blog has great instructions, but you basically make a white cake mix, divide into 5 parts, tint with Neon Food Color, and layer. Put them in about 1/2” water in a baking pan. Bake for about 35-40 min at 350. Voila. Super easy, took an hour from start to finish to mix and bake. Another ten minutes this afternoon to frost. And a trip to town to buy ice cream because of course we were out of vanilla.

The ones I saw filled the entire jar, but I’m planning to serve a scoop of ice cream on top of mine. We’re having a Pizza and Polar Express movie night for his birthday, so I thought it possibly would be neater if they ate directly from the jars. Plus, I think kids will think they’re cool. I do. And, as I’ve established before on this blog, that’s what it’s all about. Me and my opinions.

all-jars One cake mix made 8 pint, wide mouth jars. As you can see, they’re about half full.After they cooled, I put frosting in a ziploc, cut the corner off, and piped it in neatly. Or semi-neatly. Then I used the back of a spoon to smooth it out.

I’m pretty sure the birthday boy will dig them.

Enjoy the weekend, if you wanna.

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