How to Make a Double Rainbow Cake! Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking Ep 57 (FIRST BIRTHDAY EPISODE)
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How to Make a Double Rainbow Cake! Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking Ep 57 (FIRST BIRTHDAY EPISODE)


(Music) Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking
Double Rainbow Cake Hi Bold Bakers! Today is our first birthday.
It has been 57 Episodes, 8 Million Views, almost 200,000 Subscribers, 170,000 Likes
& 30,000 Comments. And to celebrate this momentous occasion what else could I make but a Double
Rainbow Cake. So let’s get baking! This recipe is actually a throwback to the
very first episode that we did here on Bigger Bolder Baking and that was for marbled Rainbow
Cake. But today we’re going jazz up this already amazing cake and create a double rainbow effect. The cake that we are using is my master recipe
for yellow cake. In a large bowl, we’re going to add in our
flour, white sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. And then whisk all these
ingredients together. When I bake, you will always see my weigh
out my dry ingredients, weigh out my wet ingredients, and then mix them both together because you
get so much better results when it comes to baking. Now in a separate jug, we’re going to add
in our buttermilk, yogurt or sour cream, eggs, and vanilla extract. And then whisk all these
together. I know buttermilk is hard to find in some
countries so I’m going to put a recipe in the description box below this video of how
you can make your own buttermilk along with the measurements for the Rainbow Cake and
the method. Before you add your wet ingredients into your
dry, you want to melt your butter so it’s at room temperature before you use it because
if it’s too hot it will actually set on your mix. So to mix your cake, add all of your wet into
your dry ingredients. And then gently mix together. As you can see it’s a really thick
cake mix but once you get the flour nice and wet but not fully mixed now we add in the butter.
This is such a lovely moist cake and the one thing you don’t want to do is overmix it because
it will end up quite tough. So just gently fold all of your ingredients together and
then stop. Now that we have our cake batter made, we’re
going to divide this mix between 6 bowls evenly and color it. Just add a little food dye to
your batter, give it a mix and then add more until you get your desired color. I’m making
red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. All the colors of the rainbow. Ok, so now that we have our cake batter colored
we’re going to start to build our marbled rainbow cake. And the thing I love about this
is that you never get the same cake. You always get a unique different cake every time. For my cake, I’m using a 6 inch tin because
I want it to be narrow and high so I buttered and lined this one. But the recipe actually
makes an 8 or a 9-inch cake. Just lay all of your beautiful colors one
in on top of the other. There’s no rhyme or reason to how I’m doing this. We just
want to create a beautiful marbled effect with all of the different colors. One tip
is to use small spoonfuls so you get lots of different color. And then just keep on
building up your colors. Just imagine once you cut into this cake what it’s going to
look like. You will never get the same result twice. This Rainbow Cake looks gorgeous! And it’s
ready for the oven. Bake your rainbow cake at 350 degrees F for 45-55 minutes or until
it’s firm in the middle. While your cake is baking, it’s a good thing
to make your buttercream. Now I’ve made this in a previous video for Funfetti Celebration
Cake and I’m going to put a link in the description box below. This is my master recipe for buttercream
so I know you’ll love it. So to truly make this a Double Rainbow Cake,
we’re going to color our frosting just like we did our cake to create a beautiful rainbow
effect around the outside. You want to divide it up into 6 bowls and
color it just like you did before. The best thing about making your own Rainbow Cake is you
can do any colors you like, you don’t have to do the ones that I did. I’m going to set
these bowls aside until we’re ready to frost our cake. I just want to take a minute and say Thank
You all for Subscribing to my channel and I just want to let you know what’s ahead for
2015. I have lots more No Machine Ice Cream flavors including Cotton Candy, BubbleGum,
Mint Chocolate Chip, everything you’ve been asking for. Also, I have lots more 1 Minute
Mug Cakes to come. I know how much you love them so I have lots more on the way. Also,
I have a really special bread series coming and I’m going to show you how to make pizza
and lots of other doughs. This is going to be a bigger production so it’s going to take
a little bit longer for us to make so stay tuned for that. Our timer has gone off, so let’s check on
our cake. Our cake is done and it looks and smells amazing!
You can see all the beautiful color on the top that we created. I’m going to set this
guy aside and let it go totally cold and then we’ll be able to frost it. One of my favorite parts about making this
cake is getting to slice into it and seeing the beautiful marbled effect that we created.
I made this cake yesterday so it was ready in time to frost today. I’m going to cut around
5-6 layers into this cake depending on how much I can get because I want to give it really good
height. Now let’s see what it looks like on the inside. Gorgeous! Look at that. It’s so
pretty. Put that aside and cut another layer. This
is what I meant by each cake being unique and different. This layer is so different
to this one but they’re both really beautiful. Now just keep cutting all of your thin layers.
I’m doing mine freeform and they’re turning out really great. I’m going to cut off this bump on top of the
cake because I want to create a nice flat surface because this is actually going to end up being the bottom of our cake. I can’t believe how vibrant these colors are and it smells lovely. Our next step is to frost the layers with
the rainbow frosting we already made. The bottom layer of my cake is actually going
to be my top and that’s why we leveled it off so it was nice and flat. So we’re going
to turn this over and we’re going to put some purple icing on this and we’re going to work
our way up to the red. Now I actually have a little turntable to put my icing on but
if you don’t, don’t worry about it. It’s not essential. Lay your next layer on. Try to
lay your layers on evenly. I know it’s kind of hard. And go with you next color of frosting.
And then continue with your next layers and all your other colors of frosting. Just look
at the contrast of these colors. It is just unreal! This has to be the ultimate celebration
cake. The frosting in the middle also keeps the cake moist and it gives it more flavor
in every bite. And then on with the final layer. At this point, you want to make sure the cake
is nice and straight. I’m going to finish off the top with red as well because the final
cake will have red on the top. What I’m doing now is actually creating the crumb layer.
Run your spatula along the side and you’re going to unearth some loose crumbs and as you can
see you’re already getting a gorgeous rainbow so you can see what it’s going to look like.
Look at that. Wow! What a pretty spatula. Also, when we go to frost it properly we’ll
be able to tell what colors we’re doing where. I know this might look messy now but when
we’re finished icing it, it’s going to look amazing. Now that we’ve done our crumb layer, I’m going
to put this cake in the fridge for 15 around minutes or so and let this icing set so it will be
much easier to decorate on top of it. Now that our crumb layer is set, we’re going
to decorate our cake to give it that Double Rainbow effect. We’re going to decorate our
cake from the bottom all the way to the top creating an Ombre effect of rainbow layers.
With a small spatula, do thin layers of all your colors and don’t worry if it’s messy,
if there are little holes, we’re going to fix all of that in the end because this is
a rustic looking cake and you know what, the messier the better. The beauty of creating
an ombre effect is that when the colors marry together they look gorgeous and it’s like
the way they were meant to be. Run your spatula flat along the side of the
cake and you’ll see the beautiful rainbow colors blend together. Don’t worry if you
missed a spot, you can go back over it with icing. This cake looks gorgeous, but you have
to see the inside to get the full effect. Use a serrated knife to cut a big piece and
then behold your amazing cake. It is so bright and vivid. It’s a Double Rainbow Cake all
the way! This Rainbow Cake is perfect for any celebration
but especially when you’re one year bolder. Thank you all so much for subscribing to my
channel. And if you love Rainbow Cake, then share this video with a friend and I’ll see you
back here again next Thursday for more Bigger Bolder Baking.

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