I have made it my entire life without making a cake, nor really wanting to. Don't get me wrong, I like to eat cake but I don't have a lot of patience in the kitchen. I am also a vegan and sometimes the recipes for cakes just look so darn tedious.
A few months ago I found a beautiful "Super Epic Rainbow Cake" online when looking over food photography sites. My daughter casually snuck a peek over my shoulder and exclaimed, "Oh my! I want a cake just like that for my birthday..." and it became obvious that my time had come.
So, late last Saturday I armed myself with a married friend's best kitchen equipment and got over seperating the egg whites and dealing with so MANY sticks of butter and baked a six-layer rainbow cake with lemon swiss meringue buttercream filling (via blogger Kaitlin Flannery of Whisk Kid's recipe) with great success. I am happy to report that people oohed and aahed when the cake was cut to reveal the rainbow inside, no one gagged when they actually consumed the cake and that we only had one piece left by the end of the party. My only disappointment was that the cake was gobbled up so fast that I wasn't even able to take a photo until the last piece.