I was ruined by one cake. This cake.
I am a female internet user in her 20s, so of course I have a Pinterest board. And I’m a food blogger, so of course I have lots of boards about cooking and eating – one for food, one for baking, one for kitchens – and one for cakes.
Months before Garry proposed, when I was still fairly certain I’d never be getting married, I saw that cake and I pinned it. I became slightly obsessed with it, actually. I remember that when they had to make cakes on the GBBO final last year I was thinking about how I’d make a rainbow wedding cake .And when it became clear that yes, actually, I was getting married and would need a cake, this is the cake that I just couldn’t get out of my head.
Tumbling flowers going through the spectrum of rainbow colours on a white background…it seemed like the perfect cake for me. It was bright, colourful, fun, not very traditional, not soppy and totally beautiful. So I started typing “wedding cake rainbow” into Pinterest and seeing what I came back with.
This, I love. And I thought it’d be cool and easy to do. Garry wasn’t a fan of the idea thinking the texture would be a bit weird.
This effect, of lots of flowers trailing down a cake like they’d been just poured on top and were falling down the sides, I really liked. It’s more of an ombre effect here, but I could easily make that rainbowy. See more cakes like this here, here, here and in reverse here.
This idea, of flowers trailing down one side of a cake, I’d seen a few times. I’d liked it, too, and I’d seen a few ones where the multicoloured flowers weren’t in a spectrum that I thought were really pretty and elegant as well as being interesting. Although this super tall one is STUNNING.
Finally, I’d seen a few like this. They would probably be MUCH easier to do, but…I just didn’t love them. See also this perfectly pretty but not gorgeous purple one. And that was an issue. I’d been ruined by that original, beautiful cake.
At the end of all this, the options I liked the most were the first one I’d seen and the ones where it looked like flowers had been poured on the top of the cake. Now all I needed to do was decide if that design was viable…