Baby Hints & Tips

Rainbow Party

My daughter’s 5th birthday party theme was rainbow.  We had rainbow cake, cupcakes, biscuits and party bags. It is all simple and delicious. Hopefully your rainbow princess enjoys these ideas as much as mine did.

Rainbow cupcakes:

Rainbow cupcake recipe

Need:

Blue icing

Rainbow strap lollies

Mini white marshmellows

Method:

Cup strap lollies to size. Ice cupcake a few at a time to ensure icing doesn’t dry out before adding decorations. Add strap lollies in an arch and add marshmellows for clouds. Store in an airtight container until ready to eat.

 

Rainbow cookies:

Rainbow cookie recipe

Need:

Biscuit dough 

125 grams soft butter

1/2 cup caster sugar

1 1/2 cups plain flour

1 cup self raising flour

1 egg

1 tablespoon milk

Other:

Rainbow cookie mould – I shaped my own by bending a circle into an arch.

Coloured icing – I used yellow, green, blue and red

Piping bag

Decorations eg glitter or lolly hearts

Method:

Cream butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Mix in the egg. Combine the flour, adding a little at a time.  Combine in the milk. Roll biscuit dough out.

Use biscuit mould to shape rainbow biscuits, place on baking paper on a baking tray.  Trim ends to make straight. Ensure biscuits are spaced apart by a few centimetres.

Bake at 180oC for 8 minutes.

Once cool, place your first colour of icing in a piping bag. Pipe a line along the biscuit. Once all done, use the next colour. When finished, sprinkle with decorations.

Store in an airtight container until eaten.

 

Rainbow Party 3

Rainbow Ribbon Wands

Make your own rainbow ribbon wands for awesome take home gifts.

Need:

Dowel 1m (cut each into 3 even pieces)

Ribbon. I bought rainbow ribbon

Swivels – from the fishing shop

Eye Screws

Pliers

Method:

Cut each piece of dowel into 3 even length pieces.  Attach an eye screw to the end of each piece of dowel, these screw in. To each eye screw add a fishing swivel and then seal it closed using the pliers.Note: We chose to remove the clip at the end of each swivel, using pliers. This is tedious but looked better in the end.  Attach ribbon  and wind around wand.

 

ribbon wands DIY

ribbon wand swivel

ribbon wand close

Rainbow Party Cake

This is made of lots of small layers of cake. Each layer is made in a round pan and coloured with bold amounts of the gel icing colouring. I used 5 layers and there was a lot of cake. Cover with a crumb layer and then a second coat of plain buttercream icing.

Rainbow on the top is made using fondant, coloured with ample gel food colouring and rolled until the colour is evenly distributed. Roll each piece of fondant into an even snake shape. Ensure your fondant rainbow fits on your cake. The fondant rainbow can be made several days in advance.

rainbow cake

rainbow cake cut

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