Introduction

Gather Ingredients

Gather Ingredients

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Gather Ingredients

Bake a white cake using any recipe or box mix. Allow to cool fully. Gather colored icing in each color of the rainbow (available in the baking aisle of the grocery store), white frosting, a paper template of a four-leaf clover and gold sanding sugar.

Step 1

Cut Cake

Cut Cake

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Cut Cake

Cut off the dome top of the cake. Discard or set aside for snacking. 

Step 2

Cut Layers

Cut Layers

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Cut Layers

Cut each cake into several thin layers using a sharp serrated knife. Lay the first layer in the center of a plate.

Step 3

Apply Icing

Apply Icing

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Apply Icing

Apply a layer of purple icing to the top of the cake layer on the plate. Top with another layer of cake and then apply a layer of blue icing.

Step 4

Create the Rainbow

Create the Rainbow

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Create the Rainbow

Continue the icing/cake layering process until each color of the rainbow is present and the topmost layer of cake is on top of the red icing. Chill in the fridge to firm.

Step 5

Prepare White Frosting

Prepare White Frosting

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Prepare White Frosting

Mix a batch of white frosting, or use store-bought for convenience. 

Step 6

Apply Frosting

Apply Frosting

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Apply Frosting

Crumb coat the cake with a thin layer of white frosting. Chill again.

Step 7

Get the Gold Sugar

Get the Gold Sugar

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Go for Gold

Once the crumb coat is set, apply a thicker coat of frosting. Then pour a small amount of gold sanding sugar into a bowl. Make sure to have the paper clover template on hand. 

Step 8

Sprinkle Sugar

Sprinkle Sugar

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Sprinkle Sugar

Pour the sanding sugar into a fine mesh sieve. Then, holding the paper template over the center of the cake, shake the sieve gently to sprinkle sugar over the top of the cake.

Step 9

Reveal Clover

Reveal Clover

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Reveal Clover

Remove the paper clover template to reveal a clover on the top of the cake. 

Step 10

Cut and Enjoy!

Cut and Enjoy!

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Cut and Enjoy!

Cut into the cake with a sharp knife to reveal the rainbow layers, and make a lucky wish!