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