I cannot believe how long it’s taken me to post this Rainbow Chevron Cake with Bunting Flags. I’ve loved it ever since the day I finished it and I’ve even shared it on Facebook but somehow it’s just now making it to my blog.
Anywho… I know, I know, I ramble.
I love all things rainbow and bright and happy… so I was just super-duper excited about this gem. In addition to all the happy going on on the outside, it was also rainbow on the inside, like this:
Okay, obviously this is not the same cake. This one pictured is just weird. The 3 bottom tiers are smaller than the 3 top tiers. And they’re really smushed on the bottom.
The truth is – I have no idea which cake this ended up being. I searched “rainbow cake” in my photo file to see if I had one that I could show you on the inside and this is the picture I chose. Even though I have no idea why I stacked up such a crazy mess. Oh – and Ava’s cake had pink on the top layer – not red.
Regardless… you get the idea. It had six 9″ layer on the inside. It was glorious! And it was vanilla cake. Almost forgot that part.
After stacking, filling and crumb-coating it – then letting it rest/settle overnight, I trimmed it up and covered it with homemade marshmallow fondant. That’s hard to do, by the way. Covering a cake that tall is um… challenging, to say the least.
Then I made the fondant in six different colors and started working on the chevrons (to match the inside of the cake). To cut them, I used the Not Just Cakes by Annie Chevron cutter. That thing is a life-saver!!
I also used the wax paper transfer method learned in the Clean & Simple Cake Design Craftsy Class by Jessica Harris. That’s one of my all-time favorite Craftsy Classes and I recommend it to any and everyone!
For the top of the cake, I did Ava’s name with these Large Wilton Alphabet Cookie Cutters then glued them on lollipop sticks with melted candy melts to stand them up… the same way I did on this All Sports Cake (see pics of the back of letters here).
For the bunting or flags, I used bamboo skewers, tiny white satin ribbon, and I cut the flags from some bright Post-It Notes. Pretty cool, huh? I was proud mostly because I don’t have a crafty bone in my body and I came up with that plan all by myself. I didn’t even search Pinterest or anything. ha-HA!
And that’s it! Do you have any questions about this cake? Leave me a comment!!
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