All about colour…. and layer cakes

This week it’s all about colour, because today I did this…

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That’s the Swisse Color Run Australia. It’s a 5km charity fun run in which you have to wear white and you run through colour sections where people spray you with colour powder. Then at the finish there’s a big party and colour fight! Much mess and fun was had.

In honour of my colour run weekend, I decided to bake something colourful to go with it, so I made these cute little coloured layer cakes.

Mini Coloured Layer Cakes 1

Mini Coloured Layer Cakes

– 1 x quantity of your favourite vanilla cake mix (you can use a box mix or a basic cupcake mix like this)
– Strawberry jam
– 125g unsalted butter, softened
– 80g icing sugar

Step 1 – Prepare the vanilla cake mix as directed, then divide the mixture into 3 equal parts. Using whatever colours you prefer (for these ones I used blue, purple and pink) colour each of the cake mix portions. Pour into 20cm cake pans lined with baking paper and bake as directed. Leave to cool completely.

Step 2 – To make the buttercream frosting, whip the softened butter in an electric mixer for 5mins or until creamy and pale in colour. Add the icing sugar and beat for a further 7mins or until the mix is smooth and creamy. Place the buttercream in a piping bag with a large star tip.

Step 3 – Using a round cookie cutter cut out circles from the cooled cakes, you should get 4 from each one to make 4 complete layer cakes. To assemble the cakes put a little of the strawberry jam and buttercream in between each layer, and then finish with a decorative swirl of buttercream on the top.

layer cake 2

Enjoy! x