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The Most Colorful Wedding Cake in the World

The Most Colorful Wedding Cake in the World


And lucky me, it was mine!  It all started 2 years ago when I turned 28 and talked my mom into making me a 28 layer rainbow cake for my Birthday. My mom has always been up for a birthday cake making challenge and how could she deny her most colorful son of such a gift on his birthday?

Well, she had the help of my then girlfriend, recently wife, and they made me an awesome cake that I tweeted a photo of. The rainbow cake got a wild reception on the web and my mom was quite pleased with her hard work... So for my wedding this past December I talked her in to more than outdoing herself and making a whopping 60 layer rainbow cake... It was awesome...  Here are some more photos and some of the story behind the cake.

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Our friends at MarthaStewart.com loved my 28-Layer Birthday Cake so much they asked my mom to share her full cake recipe and instructions on their site:

COLOURlovers Cake Recipe
Set all your ingredients out the night before so that they are all at about 70 degrees.

INGREDIENTS
    • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 teaspoon lemon extract, optional
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest  (from one lemon), optional
    • 3 cups cake flour
    • 4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 cups milk
    • Food coloring (I used one package of the four basic colors, including red, blue, yellow, and green, and one package of the 'neon' colors, including purple, pink, turquoise, and lime)
...

Get the Full Colorful Cake Recipe Here

Moving the Cake Like a Boss

How do you move a 6 foot long cake? With a moving van! My mom had been baking the cake in a rental house and we had to drive it the few miles down the road to where our reception was being held... luckily the car rental agency was fully booked up at the airport and our cousins had to rent a Uhaul because that was the only vehicle they could find in a 60 mile radius...

My Cake Baking Team

My Mom enlisted the help of (my aunt) her sister this time to make the wedding cake. They spent 2 days baking all 60 layers with 18 Different Food Colors. 7 Layers baked at a time.

Cake Layers Assemble!

My mom used a butter cream frosting to stick all 60 layers together as my sister & nephew provided moral support.

Deliciously Colorful

As Kaili and I cut all the way down the center of the cake it fell open presenting the surprise inside.

A pair of seahorses rode their way in on the cake. Seahorse Fun Facts: They mate for life & the male seahorse gives birth. (Sorry Kaili, can't help with that one.)

Chris aka PureForm, supervises the cake cutting. He knows I shouldn't be trusted with sharp knives or writing code.

Mr. & Mrs. COLOURlover

Kaili and I met 20+ years ago in 2nd grade, but it wasn't until our 10 year high school reunion that we found the love we have for each other.  Thanks for letting me share my happiness and my awesome cake with you all... Hoping your lives are as blessed and colorful as mine.


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g l e e *

That looks delicious. I'm tempted to lick my computer screen.
Congratulations! (:
Team

COLOURlover

Thanks! And maybe I'll just have to organize a COLOURlovers world tour and bring my mom along to bake cakes for each stop along the way!

Penina

I get a sense that the Inspiration Apple did not fall far from the tree!
Kudos to your mom, and congrats to you and Kaili on tying the knot!

ycc2106

Congrats!! You both look wonderful!! :D
+kudos to mum!!! btw, how long was that cake?
Team

COLOURlover

@ycc2106
Thanks & the cake was just over six feet long.

Phoenixfire

O myyyy, how wonderful!! Genius Book of World Records must be notified the longest most prettiest wedding cake ever!! Now if each had its own flavor wow. ;D
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COLOURlover

Phoenixfire wrote:
Now if each had its own flavor wow. ;D

hahahaha... Oh No! My poor mom, thanks for an awesome idea!

jrwhiterabbit

What a wonderful story. You and your wife look a great deal alike. You make a beautiful couple. You mom and aunt are pretty awesome too...especially to help with that cake...which by the way is amazing.

CheerfulAutopsy

It must have been so cool to watch it fall open and see all the colors fly out. ^_^ Congrats, and lovely cake!
Did you name all the colors?? ^__^
Team

COLOURlover

jrwhiterabbit wrote:
...You and your wife look a great deal alike...

I hadn't ever thought we overall look much alike, but we do have pretty much the exact same hairstyle ;)
Team

COLOURlover

CheerfulAutopsy wrote:
Did you name all the colors?? ^__^

Nope. That's what all you fine folks are here to help with! :)

Aschell13

You mean to tell me, you aren't Jason Segel?!
Team

COLOURlover

@Aschell13
I am not... But he is such an awesomely handsome and dashing gentleman. :)

vibrant2001

This is probably one of the cutest things ever. Paying homage to the CL community while enjoying the best day of your life? You win. :)

Aschell13

I still can't believe it! Great cake though!

MissGibbon

Congrats! beautiful cake... yum yum!

liddle_r

Awesome cake! Awesome love! Yay! Congrats!

lllara

That is the most beautiful multiblend cake ever! Congrats Darius! And huuuge props to your amazing baking team for this absolute masterpiece!!
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mollybermea

LOOOOVE IT! :) how much fun is that?! and kudos to mom and auntie! I know how much work can go in to projects like this! But it's all totally worth it in the end! :) You guys are way cute! Are we going to see another colourful [baby-shower] cake next year? lol jk

manekineko

Congrats Darius! Wishing you many years of happiness.

tenkerasu

CAAAAAAKE! and marriage~! I want that cake now... >.> was made of tasty, I hope?

VitaminD81

Such a beautiful cake. I'm tempted to try that recipe out! Maybe not 60 layers, more like 3 or 4 layers though ^_^;

latigrewatson

awwwww sweeeeeeeeet......literally!

giozi

Congratulations !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow your storie is so romantic :)
And the cake !!! a big kiss for your mom. And your wife too ;)

gülden

congratulations:))what can I say...wonderfull mom,wonderfull life &colorfull cake..be happy...:)))

museful

Congratulations! Awesome cake and awesome mom. A cake like that makes me want to get married if only to have that on my wedding day. Again, congrats! :)

artspectrum

Congratulations! And what a delicious cake! :-D

nila

Congratulations, great cake and great couple!
:D

annajak

Congratulations, wish you a lot of happiness!!! :D

....such an awesome cake!

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