Rainbow on my plate : Cooking with my little chefling

My favorite quote in Sara’s room is :

“Play with fairies. Ride a unicorn. Swim with mermaids. Chase Rainbows”

This one quote on her wall has everything my little girl loves. But what she hearts the most is rainbows and has been drawing them ever since she could differentiate between different colours. “Rainbows make me happy”, she tells me. “You are a rainbow of possibilities”, I tell her.

Rainbow Food 1

She loves to be surrounded with paints, crayons, glitter, sticky stones, canvasses and more. Each and every wall of her room is full of colourful artwork and to be honest I am beginning to run out of space. Even her dolls have their very own artwork in their tiny doll house. All the special people in her life have at least one if not more of her colourful paintings.

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In short, this tiny girl is obsessed with painting and colours and so we decided to invite some of her friends over for very colourful afternoon. The girls made many many sparkly cards, colourful loombands for each other and finally enjoyed eating all the colours  on their plates.

For her tiny friends, Sara helped me make rainbow tartines, tropical rainbow fruit salad cones and a rainbow cake (we can’t have a rainbow playdate without a rainbow cake dotted with colourful sprinkles, right?) and some lemonade.

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So if like me you have an art/ colour/ rainbow obsessed little girl or a little boy in your home then trust me you need to give this a try.

Rainbow Cake 1

I can assure you that you will be rewarded with not one but several pots of gold at the end (read: warm hugs).

Rainbow Tartines

You will need:

  • Sliced bread of your choice (we used a baguette)
  • Vegetables in a variety of colours (we used sliced cucumber, grated carrots, boiled corn and grilled aubergines)
  • A sandwich spread like mayonnaise, cream cheese, savory chutneys (we used hummus)

To assemble:

Simply spread the hummus on the baguette slices and layer the vegetables into rows.

Tropical Rainbow Fruit Salad Cones

You will need:

  • Icecream cones
  • A variety of colourful fresh and dried fruits chopped and sliced (we used sliced apples, sliced strawberries, black and green grapes, dried coconut slivers and dried mango slices)
  • Yoghurt (optional)

To assemble:

Fill each of the icecream cones with the fruits and serve them with yoghurt on the side. The children can drizzle the yoghurt on top just before they sit down to eat.

Rainbow cake with Sprinkles

You will need:

  • A round bundt cake from a recipe that you love (Sara loves chocolate so we made that).
  • Adequate icing to spread (we made a chocolate frosting)
  • Lots of colouful sprinkles (Warning: They will all over the place by the time your little one has covered the entire rainbow and you will be wondering why did you even agree to make it)
  • Blue cardstock
  • Sun made out of yellow cardstock
  • Cotton to make the clouds

To assemble:

You will need to cut the cake into two (so you get one rainbow for the kids and another one that you can enjoy with your coffee sans the icing). Cover it with the icing and the sprinkles. Place the cake on a sheet of blue cardstock, put on a bright sun on one side and add the fluffy clouds on the other to complete your sky.

p.s. if you don’t have a round bundt cake pan, place a ramekin or a glass in the middle of the cake pan before pouring the batter inside.

Pour some lemonade and watch your little sunshine giggle with joy.

Recipes exclusively created for Foodemagdxb and updated here later.

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