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Kidzworld Kitchen: Let’s Make a Cake!

Apr 02, 2013

Who says cakes are just for birthdays?! A special cake can make any event way more fun!

Show your creativity by baking and decorating a cake perfectly suited for any occasion. Going to the baking aisle of your local grocery or craft store will show you all the fantastic colours, sprinkles, candies and other decorations you can add to your creation. It will definitely inspire you and give you tons of ideas! This is also a great activity to do if you have some friends coming over. Share the work, have a blast decorating it together and then dig in as a team!

Rainbow Cake

Ingredients:

  • 2 boxes vanilla cake mix
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 eggs
  • Assorted food colours

Unfrosted Rainbow CakeUnfrosted Rainbow CakeCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 3 (8-inch) round or square cake pans with cooking spray
  2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally
  3. Divide batter evenly among 6 small bowls, about 1 1/3 cups each
  4. Using food colors, tint batter in 1 bowl blue, 1 bowl red, 1 bowl green, 1 bowl yellow, 1 bowl orange (using red and yellow) and 1 bowl purple (using blue and red). (Hint! If you would like to make a hombre style cake in 1 colour, use a different amount of the same colour in each bowl)
  5. You may not have enough pans or oven space to bake all the cakes at the same time so be sure to refrigerate the batter until ready to bake
  6. Bake each cake for 18 to 20 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center and begins to pull away from side of pan
  7. Cool 10 minutes then remove from pans to cooling racks
  8. Wash cake pans. Spray with non-stick spray, bake and cool remaining layers

Rainbow Cake BatterRainbow Cake BatterCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Buttercream Icing

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup salted butter, at room temperature
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar (Hint! Powdered sugar is sometimes called ‘icing sugar’)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Using a electric handmixer or standup mixer beat butter on medium speed
  2. Reduce speed to low and slowly add the sugar
  3. Add vanilla
  4. Beat for approximately 2 minutes until the icing is light and fluffy

Pink and White Decorating IdeaPink and White Decorating IdeaCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Decorating

Instructions:

  1. With a serrated bread knife even off each cake layer so that it is flat and will stack up neatly
  2. Using a pretty plate place the first rainbow layer down and spread some buttercream evenly over the cake right to the edge
  3. Repeat until all the layers are stacked
  4. Using a clean knife or spatula spread a thin layer of buttercream over the entire outside of the cake. This is called a crumb coat and will hold all the little crumbs in so they do not ruin the perfect look of your finished cake
  5. Make a thicker coating of buttercream on top of the crumb coat. Making as even as possible
  6. For the very polished look of a pro cake purchase a simple icing bag and tip set (Hint! Can be found at any craft/baking/supply/discount or department store)
  7. Tint the remaining buttercream any colour you would like and fill the icing bag (Hint! Be sure not to get any air bubble in your bag
  8. With any of the tips in your kit you can make a pretty border along the bottom and top edges of your cake.
  9. Add writing, flowers, sprinkles or any other decorations that you like to make your cake perfect.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

Decorating a rainbow cakeDecorating a rainbow cakeCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Remember, be creative, have fun and above all, safety first! Always talk to the adult in charge before you get your chef on! Happy cake baking!

Recipes courtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

 

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astucieuse331 posted in Friends:
I've always felt the same way. My one best friend gossiped behind my back, used me, all that girl stuff. She took me for advantage and we had a bunch of fights because of her finding a new friend and completely acting as if I didn't exist, and I told her to give me at least some attention every once in a while if she can't even continue to talk to me daily. And.. I lost her. Well, she lost me. We both lost each other. But then I realized.. it's the people that you least expect to be nice to you you'll find kindness in. Why? Based on personal experience, and I'll tell you the story: For my gym class, me and my peers were supposed to make a group for a dance. This was when my best friend had found a new friend already, and the time at which we had a few fights because of that. Of course, I relied on my best friend to count me in her dance group. At lunchtime, I sat together with my best friend, and we ate our lunches in silence. All of a sudden, I brought up the dance groups and asked her straightforwardly: "Can I join your group?" No reply. "Kelly, can I join your group?" No reply. "I mean, since our class is uneven, I found it fair that there'd be a group of five, you know?" None at all. Kelly ignored me straight off the bat, leaving me speechless. My mind raced with thoughts, and I thought, maybe it's not worth having Kelly as a friend. A few days later, we were playing Dodgeball for gym. I was on Kelly's team, and overheard her talking with her new friends about who to pick for the dance group. One of her friends mentioned me, and Kelly said: "Oh no, we shouldn't pick her because _____ (I don't know what she said then)." I was shocked, but was anticipating it, so when the time came to choose groups, I saw my friend, Luke, ask two girls, Cher and Bridgette, to join their group. Surprisingly, Cher and Bridgette actually accepted him, and so I thought, "Wow, if they accepted Luke, they might accept me aswell!" and so built up the courage to ask them if I could join. Even though Cher and Bridgette were mean to me sometimes, I knew that I had to risk it and see what'd happen. Afterall, rejection is just another opportunity to find a better group. Little did I know, it'd be the best choice of my life. They were so happy, and even thanked me for joining them! I was speechless once more; I never knew that the peers that I thought I would never be friends with would actually be my friends!  So yeah, that's what I learnt, and I never regretted learning that fact. Ever since then, though, I've learnt not to trust people as much as I used to anymore. I learnt that independency is what works for me, what I was meant for in terms of socializing or working. But, other things may work for you. If you still want a friend, you can be independent and wait for the right person. However, if you still want a real friend, you can wait, but still mingle (hang out) with other people! I I'm not going to make fun of you because I know how you've felt, just as I stated in my past problem before. But you can move on from those friends, they're not worth your time and certainly don't deserve you as a friend. Trust me, if it's meant to be, you'll definitely find a true friend. But if it's not, you may become like me, finding happiness in my own way. I want to remind you though-- you don't need someone to stay happy, or keep you company. This may sound silly, but you can even have your own invisible friends! I've had one, but that's very rarely for me. It's not silly though if you see the general idea; usually these friends are made from different dimensions of your personality or just because of will. There's a lot more fish in the sea, though, so I'm sure you'll find a true friend that's meant for you  :) Take care, and I hope you'll find a true friend soon!
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ts01
ts01 posted in Friends:
im so sorry you girls feel that way.true friends are there, its just easier to find users because they are more plentiful. dont give up, you will find real friends eventually
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lolflowergirl
lolflowergirl posted in Friends:
i feel alone too
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kayme123
kayme123 posted in Friends:
i know the feeling. but i got taken off a website instead of my friends. i can assure you they probably feel the same and are missing you, BUT its not worth dwelling over it. friends come and go without any choice in life and trust me, i lost the love of my life and my two of the best friends in the world. The thing is, you have to move on, because they wouldent want you feeling sad over them right? they'd want you to be the happy person you were when you were with them! for starters, i'll be your friend so your not scared to make some new ones. To be honest, i went through the exact same thing as you did and it DOES hurt very bad. But once you find some people that are willing to make you feel better, you know you've chosen the right friends again
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Irene_love
Irene_love posted in Style:
"1.am.3m0" wrote:Hey. Im also turning 15 soon. So dont worry you arent alone hahah. Start dressing for your shape and also find whats comfortable.  Because if you wear something that is uncomfortable you wont be happy and happiness is the best look :) Most of the time I wear jeans with a graphic tshirt or singlet and a cardigan or light jacket. Hoodies are great for winter. And I wear combat boots like doc martins and converse. Hope I helped somehow! :)
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