10 Best Rainbow Cake Ideas
I love rainbow cakes. I really, really love rainbow cakes. They are my all-time favorite birthday cake ideas. I fell in love with rainbow cakes when Amy from the Idea Room featured one on her blog a few years ago. It is a pretty simple and leave-you-speechless way to celebrate a birthday.
I had a rainbow themed birthday party for my daughter a couple of years ago and chickened out of making her a homemade rainbow cake. I’ve been hoping for a chance to throw another rainbow party and have the chance this year. We are throwing my almost 8-year-old an art party in about 2 weeks. I am determined to right my mistake from 2 years ago and make her a homemade rainbow cake.
In preparation for the party, I’ve put together ten of the best rainbow cakes I’ve come across.
Tall Rainbow Birthday Cake
Image Source | The Meta Picture
Wow! I don’t know if words can even begin to describe how incredible this rainbow cake is. It is so perfect, I have a hard time believing someone really made it and it isn’t a drawing.
Inspired by: Subtle transition between each color
Sixlet Candy Covered Rainbow Cake
Image Source | Sprinkles Bakes
I love the simple, yet sophisticated look of this rainbow cake. It would be a “something even I could do” cake that would turn out stunning.
Inspired by: Candies covering the cake, diagonal pattern, shape of the cake
Candy Skewers Rainbow Cake
Image Source | Chickabug
This rainbow party featured on Chickabug is a rainbow universe. If you want to see a great rainbow party, this one has it all.
Inspired by: Candy skewered cake topper, sides of cake left un-frosted to show bright cake layers
Fondant Stripes Rainbow Cake
Image Source | Meaningful Mama
When I saw this rainbow cake a few months ago, I wanted to run out and buy a clay extruder so I can make this cake someday. What a clever idea.
Inspired by: Concept, bright colors, clean lines
Tulle Skirt Rainbow Cake
Image Source | Ramblings from the Sunshine State
The tulle skirt on this cake stand was somewhat of a happy accident. The birthday girl refused to wear it, so it was added to the bottom of the cake stand. How gorgeous!
Inspired by: Rainbow pennant banner, tulle rainbow cake stand skirt
Skittles Rainbow Cake
Image Source | The Idea Room
This is the cake that made me fall in love with rainbow cakes. Thank you Amy! I love the simple rainbow design using Skittles.
Inspired by: Simple design, Skittles, marshmallow clouds
Twizzlers Rainbow Cake
Image Source | Fowl Single File
I love the clever use of rainbow Twizzlers to embellish the cake. What a great idea to cut a thin slice off the Twizzlers to make a star.
Inspired by: Design, rainbow Twizzlers, coordinating candles
Many Colors Rainbow Cake
Image Source | Oh Happy Day
If I were to cut open this cake and see the variety of colors and layers, I would probably pass out because my breath would be taken away. Wow. What an amazing cake!
Inspired by: Layers, colors, shape
Layered Rainbow Cake
Image Source | Flickr – Wiselyn-Chosen
I don’t know what I like more - the colored frosting or the sprinkles. I think the frosting wins!
Inspired by: Colors, sprinkles, layers
Beautiful Frosting Rainbow Cake
Image Source | Crafty Mama
It I had the talent and courage to frost the top of the cake like Crafty Mama did with this rainbow cake, this would definitely be the direction I would take for the cake I will be baking soon.
Inspired by: Frosting, design
What inspires you? Where do you find inspiration?