Seriously, I’m not kidding. She’s been waking up from her nap asking to watch cooking shows.
I’m kinda feeling like I need to fully support this little development.Â She’s watched Giada make salmon, and it’s npw her FAVORITE dinner (it’s our whole family’s favorite) actually.Â She watched Ina make carrot cake, and promptly requested Grandma bring us carrots to bake a cake…and she did…so we did.
Then this past weekend, Addie asked for a rainbow cake.Â Now we have not watched a cooking show on this and I have no idea where she got the idea….but apparently, a rainbow cake we would make.
There are loads of wonderful inspiration photos and tutorials out there, but I was lazy and didn’t feel like looking them all up.Â (I was also short on time, and was pretty sure the Little Punks’ patience level wouldn’t make it for a full cake, so Addie agreed cupcakes would work.)
We used a white cake mix, because, as always, I’m lazy, and divided it into 6 bowls. Â Hayden (2-1/2) and Addie (3-1/2) each mixed 3 colors. (I used Wilton’s color gels, love em! You can buy small sets at Sur la Table.)
Hay also took on the roll of color inspector…
Kinda looks like paint, huh??
We whipped up Addie’s favorite cream cheese frosting (in the spirit of a red velvet cake) courtesy of Ina’s carrot cake, then applied a few swirls with the help of a Ziplock bag and a snipped off corner.