I've got a little wood nymph of daughter who just turned eight. She informed me that she doesn't want a GIRLY cake. No princesses. She prefers (and I quote) "the beauty of nature."
Well here's a cake that takes its inspiration from nature, but is satisfyingly showy and over-the-top. And it's easy to make, as long as you have enough cake pans.
I'm thinking this may be also an ideal rainy-day activity (this being Portland, we've got our share).
Thanks for sharing, Darcy!
Read the full post and recipe at Smart-Bottom Enterprises: Rainbow Cake
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