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StepAwayFromCake Fri 17-Nov-17 14:17:41

Dd wants a rainbow-themed birthday party with proper food. (I know, I know blushgrin)

No problems on the sweet side, I can make any number of cakes, mousses, biscuits etc and I'm ^not^-- thinking about the E numbers. No, no, no I'm not.<grits teeth>-- but I'm struggling for the savouries.

I could make rainbow sandwiches by colouring cream cheese - but she hates cream cheese.

I could make Spanish omelettes- but she hates cooked peppers.

So far I've got:


Any street-cred I've got with these teens by feeding them cake, will be totally destroyed by feeding them salad. Even if they like salad!


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addler Fri 17-Nov-17 14:20:24

You could make the bread for the sandwiches and colour it? My mother used to make us green bread for st Patrick’s day when we were children.

FrizzyNoodles Fri 17-Nov-17 14:22:23

Fruit kebabs with strawberry, pineapple, watermelon, kiwi, orange , grape, blueberry.

Pizza with stripes of tomato, sweet corn, courgette, aubergine

duriandurian Fri 17-Nov-17 14:23:26

How about rainbow bread like in Singapore, but savoury

duriandurian Fri 17-Nov-17 14:24:17

E number tastic rainbow rice?

Taffeta Fri 17-Nov-17 14:24:53

Red green and white pasta
Yy to pizza
Purple potatoes

duriandurian Fri 17-Nov-17 14:26:07

Fancy Instagram type mason jar layered rainbow salads

StepAwayFromCake Fri 17-Nov-17 14:27:34

Rainbow bread - genius!

And pizza - of course!


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FrizzyNoodles Fri 17-Nov-17 14:28:12

Crudites and dips so you've got red, yellow and green peppers, cucumber sticks etc then pesto hummus is green, you could make sour cream a different colour, salsa, guacamole, tortilla chips are yellow

FledglingFTB Fri 17-Nov-17 14:29:47

Rainbow crudite, with lots of dips. Rainbow summer rolls and sweet chilli dip (sainsburys recipe). Pinterest shows rainbow cheese toasties and rainbow rice and rainbow mac and cheese - basically just whatever the hell they want with a lot of dye. A picnic pie might work also I you had very defined colours

StepAwayFromCake Fri 17-Nov-17 14:32:29

It doesn't have to be E-tastic. For icing and cakes, food colouring works best, but for cold foods you can make your own: carrot juice: yellow/orange, beetroot juice: pink/red, spirulina powder: green. Cabbage can give a blue colour, but it's unreliable (something to do with the acidity of the food being dyed, I can never remember exactly).

Off to make a batch of dough, see whether I need to E-number it <rubs hands gleefully - I luurve baking grin>

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PandasRock Fri 17-Nov-17 14:34:59

Veg and hummus (peppers, tomatoes, carrots - if you include purple carrots you e got most of the rainbow)

Pizza topped in sections

I’d put salad out (it often gets eaten as people seek refuge from the sugar) but make it interesting salads, eg spinach and strawberry, carrot and peanut, sweet corn and feta.

AdaColeman Fri 17-Nov-17 14:38:24

Vegetarian pâté would work, with orange, red and green layers, can look great sliced on a platter.

Mini quiche each with a different coloured filling, green broccoli, tomato etc. Also bruschetta might work, red pesto for instance.

Dips and salsa, green pea, beetroot, salmon, sweetcorn....

It sounds like it could be a lot of fun to do, especially if DD joins in too!

tinmachine Fri 17-Nov-17 17:27:22

Rainbow bagels? You can buy them online.

annaharvey Fri 17-Nov-17 18:29:54

You could use plum, grapes, blueberries, green apple, mango, orange, strawberry. Use these fruits, decorate and make a rainbow out of these. Remember to share the picture in this thread later smile

StepAwayFromCake Sat 18-Nov-17 18:40:17

First attempt at rainbow bread, coloured with food rather than E-numbers.

Tastes excellent. Looks...not so excellentgrin

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FrizzyNoodles Sat 18-Nov-17 20:10:07

That looks lovely! I have seen a bread where you put little balls in the tin and they smush together as it bakes. Maybe you could try that with different colour balls.

Lukasmummy Sun 19-Nov-17 02:52:09

There are some great ones on here

addler Mon 20-Nov-17 01:14:25

It’s a lovely green!

Tbh I’d just go E-numbertastic. It’s a one off.

TheSpottedZebra Mon 20-Nov-17 18:09:15

Roast veg arranged in a rainbow - so cherry tomatoes, carrots, yellow squash, broccoli, red onions etc -either on a pizza or to serve over pasta?

Layered salad, done in a big glass trifle bowl?

Does she want it to be instagrammable ? Is it style over substance, or dies she just really like rainbows?

Apileofballyhoo Mon 20-Nov-17 18:11:33

Pasta tricolore.

shockedballoon Mon 20-Nov-17 18:14:34

Morrison's do packs of beetroot wraps (purple) and spinach wraps (green) if that helps at all? DS (admittedly only just 8) loves the beetroot ones.

Venusflytwat Mon 20-Nov-17 18:16:47

Pizza with multicoloured toppings.
Fruit kebabs.

If you do bake more bread, just use the food colourings. Do a plaited loaf, much easier.

Partyfops Mon 20-Nov-17 18:21:03

Have you looked at Pinterest?

NeverUseThisName Thu 21-Dec-17 00:32:06

I made rainbow bread!

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