The Wizard of Oz is still one of my favorites but, as a kid it was like... THE FAVORITE! When I would visit my older cousin and her husband in the summer, they would play dress up with me. I was Glenda *the good witch*, she was Dorothy, and her husband was Toto. Oh they loved me so much to put up with that kind of funny business.
Anyway, I was on a rainbow kick this week with rainbow heart cookies, and a rainbow swirl cake.
3 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 t salt
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1 stick butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
2/3 cup milk
-Cream the butter and sugar then add in the egg.
-In a seperate mixing bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
-Add half your dry mixture to the butter mixture.
-Pour the milk and then add in the rest half of the dry mixture
-Divide the dough into five equal pieces. Take one piece of dough, add two to five drops of food coloring until you get your desired color. I used neon and regular food coloring.
-Preheat the oven to 325ºF
-Then take out one flat disc at a time and cut the shapes as quickly as possible-place then on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Having the dough frozen was much easier to handle and they kept their cut shape better.
The rainbow cake is a little less involved at I saw a super inspirational version here at one of my favorite blogs Almost Bourdain. She made this cake with her little girl which I think is super adorable and such a smart and fun baking project to do with kids.
The pour each color into the cake pan(that has been buttered and floured) one at a time, tap the pan on the counter a couple times to spread after each color addition. And when adding the new color, pour directly into the center of the last color. I started with purple first and it's the outer later at the bottom of the cake.
HERE. I also thought it would be pretty to coat in white buttercream and cover in finely grated, dried, unsweetened coconut.
Have fun!THE END!