Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hello, Rainbow Cake! Thank You, Pyrex Mixing Bowl!

Today you'll find me over at The Pyrex Collective 2, sharing a story of how I made this rainbow cake in a vintage pyrex mixing bowl.

This cake was super easy to make!!  I used my favorite thrift store vintage pyrex bowls:

Any size will do.  I made two cakes, one in the smallest bowl as a "smash cake" for the baby and one in the biggest bowl for the rest of us to share.  All you need are two simple ingredients:  a white boxed cake mix, and some food coloring!

Prepare cake mix according to the box instructions.  Split your cake batter into 6 equal parts.  Use food coloring to turn each part a strong rainbow color.  Then, layer the equal parts into the bowl beginning with red, and ending with purple.  (I would put a couple of scoops in the smash cake bowl and then the rest of that color in the bigger bowl.)  When you're done, it should look like this:

Then, bake it at the suggested temp. on the box.  That's right, put that pyrex mixing bowl, vintage or not, right into the oven.  When it's finished, take it out, flip it onto your cake plate (I use a vintage milkglass cake plate so I can add a fun ribbon), and it will look like this:

Don't worry, when you slice into it, you'll think you've discovered a pot of gold!  Good luck!  And if you try it, let me know how it turns out!

I'm linking up with Debbie-Doo's, My Junk Drawer  and Beneath the Rowan Tree today, too!


  1. Well that sure is yummy and colorful looking. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

  2. Wowza! This is amazing!!
    I would love if you would share it at our Weekly Playdate~ a kid and family themed link party...

    Come & Play :: Playdate

  3. Looks so fun! I have Caramel Coffee Meringue Cookies baking right now.

  4. My five year old has officially requested this cake for her bday what a wonderful excuse to by more bowls :)

  5. Love, love, love this! I shared it with my readers on my Facebook account. Your site is wonderful and I must say your photo's are gorgeous.

  6. Super cute! Didn't realize you could bake in the pyrex bowls. I'll have to try this.

    Stopping by from the newbie party and following you now!

  7. I have been wanting to try and make this! I LOVE your blog~ I am a yardsaler too!! I have found most of our furniture for the house on craigslist :) I can't wait to read more of your blog!! I had fun tonight and am so thankful to have had the opportunity to share in a community group with you~

  8. WOW!!! This is fantastic!! I never thought to use the bowls like that. I LOVE the way you decorated the cake too!! GORGEOUS! :)

  9. I love how you decorated it! I found the rainbow cake via Whisk kid. We had a rainbow Bday party this week for my 2 yr old. So much fun! The cake was a hit!


  10. Hi there, how adorable is that. I wish I had a little girl to make that for. My boys are all grown up!! Sorry that I am late in commenting but I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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