Monday, April 25, 2011

The End of the Rainbow

There's something about seeing a rainbow that makes you want to stop what you are doing and just stare at it- whether you are driving, running, walking to class, or just taking out the trash. It's one of the wondrous yet simple beauties of mother nature, and the perfect way to brighten up a dreary and rainy day.

As kids, I'm sure we've all wondered what's at the end of a there really a pot of gold or a hidden treasure? Well, we might never reach the end of the rainbow but I think I just found the pot of gold in this awesome rainbow-in-a-jar recipe.

When I saw this recipe, I wanted to bake it right away. It couldn't be any simpler - all you need is a box of cake mix, a can of frosting, and food coloring (of course, you can make all of this from scratch too). You'll also need a few cute jars. As I have a love for all things "mason jar", I used a few of the many I have throughout the house (used as vases, to hold crafts, as soap dispensers, etc). You can find the jars in the baking aisle of your local supermarket, usually sold in cases, or online here (another tip: I also like to use them to gift baked goods, as they are cheaper and way cuter than paper boxes).

So go ahead and brighten up that special someone's day by baking this super simple and delicious recipe- it's bound to make you, to quote Stevie Wonder, "the sunshine of my (their) life." :)

Here are a few photos of the ones I made:

This reminds me of dying Easter eggs 
My layering of the colors are a little uneven
Perfect for a kid's birthday...or a grown-ups party :)
hmmm....doesn't the frosting remind you of clouds?
Looks more tie-dyed than rainbowish...
hmm..with cookies and soda pop :) 
They are also so easy to store for later- or to package as gifts!
Or stack them in your fridge...
Do you have a favorite dessert that totally brightens up your day? Or if you're like me, any and all desserts will put a smile on your face.

For more yummy dessert recipes in a jar, click here.


Kathy said...

I looooove it! Definitely going to try this one out someday. You know I'm arts and crafts challenged....but I'll be learning through your blog :)

Marshamallow Dreams said...

Kathy, this is really simple so I'm sure you'll be able to bake an awesome rainbow cake! tip: fill the jar no more than half full (you can see my photo) because when it bakes, it rises all the way to the top- if you don't, it's still ok, just scrap some off before putting the frosting on top! ;)

Valerie said...

Looks absolutely YUMMY!!! Can't wait for mine! You'll definitely be planning all my children's birthday parties.