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!
- 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)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray three 8-inch cake pans with cooking spray.
- Prepare cake mix as directed.
- Divide cake batter into six individual bowls (about 1 ⅓ cups each).
- Color each of the six bowls of cake batter with a few drops of gel food coloring.
- 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.
- Allow all cakes to cool completely. Prepare your frosting.
- Layer each cake with buttercream in a rainbow pattern: ROYGBIV.
- Frost entire cake and top with sprinkles.
- Cut and enjoy!