How to Make a Rainbow Cake — Spring Baking Championship

Learn how to make this easy and colorful DIY cake with tips inspired by the show. 

Photo By: Marshall Troy

Photo By: Marshall Troy

Photo By: Marshall Troy

Photo By: Marshall Troy

Photo By: Marshall Troy

Photo By: Marshall Troy

Photo By: Marshall Troy

Photo By: Marshall Troy

Photo By: Marshall Troy

Photo By: Marshall Troy

Want a layered-color cake, but nervous about all that frosting? Here’s how to do it with coconut. 

Start with a fresh package of dried coconut (anything that’s been open won’t work that well) and as many bowls as you want colors. We’re doing a rainbow, so we’re going with six (because what’s indigo, anyway?). 

Split the coconut between each bowl. 

Dye the coconut with food coloring. For rainbow, we used (per 1/2 cup coconut):

Red: 3 drops red
Orange: 1 drop red, 1 drop yellow
Yellow: 2 drops yellow
Green: 2 drops green
Blue: 4 drops blue
Purple: 1 drop blue, 1 drop red

If you want to do just one color, you can vary the intensity between each bowl by adding more drops to one bowl and fewer to the others for an ombre effect. 

Once you’ve got your coconut dyed …

start applying the coconut, starting from the bottom and working your way up. 

Go color by color ...

... until the whole cake is covered.

Cover the top, too, if you want.

Voila!

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