June is Pride Month, and we know many families will begin their celebrations soon! If you haven’t celebrated Pride in the past, now is a great time to start! Using this Pride Month to explain the historical significance of Pride and the importance of giving space for celebration and fundraising for LGBTQ+ individuals in Boston and beyond to your children is a great way to start the conversation and ensure you’re raising a more tolerant and accepting generation.

In our house, we read diverse books and talk openly about the people we know and love who are LGBTQ+. Still, our children are young and don’t fully grasp the concept of love or identity yet (and that’s OK!) so we are supplementing our discussions with a kid-friendly celebration of Pride by baking a cake!

Every child loves cake. Most children love rainbows. Let’s bake a rainbow cake for Pride Month!

pride cake - Boston Moms

Here’s how…


  • 2 boxes of white cake mix
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 C vegetable oil
  • 2 C water
  • Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple GEL food coloring (not liquid!)
  • Buttercream frosting (from a can, or this is my personal favorite recipe)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray three 8-inch cake pans with cooking spray.
  3. Prepare cake mix as directed.
  4. Divide cake batter into six individual bowls (about 1 ⅓ cups each).
  5. Color each of the six bowls of cake batter with a few drops of gel food coloring.
  6. Pour into cake pans and bake three cakes at a time (about 15 minutes), allowing for the cake to cool before removing and placing on parchment while the remaining three cakes bake.
  7. Allow all cakes to cool completely. Prepare your frosting.
  8. Layer each cake with buttercream in a rainbow pattern: ROYGBIV.
  9. Frost entire cake and top with sprinkles.
  10. Cut and enjoy!


Meghan Block
Meghan was born and raised on the South Shore and attended college in Boston. After college, she married her high school sweetheart and followed him to Charleston, SC, and Groton, CT, where he served as a submarine officer in the United States Navy. Military life was an adventure, and after six crazy years of service (and two babies later!), the pair decided to move *home* to the South Shore in 2016 and put down some roots. Meghan is the proud owner of Boston Moms and work-at-home mom to William, Benjamin, and Caroline, born in 2013, 2015 and 2019. She loves meeting new people, encouraging moms, celebrating motherhood, and supporting small businesses.