I haven't had much luck with rainbow cakes. My Easter cake with the green and pink layers was cute, but the Mother's Day cake with layers in varying shades of pink was a disaster. As I psych myself up to try this awesome dobos torte recipe (I've been looking for a seven-layer cake recipe for months and this one that Smitten Kitchen featured a few days ago looks perfect), I can't help but want to give the rainbow layer cake one more try. I mean, who wouldn't want some of this at a dinner party:
Or this one at a birthday celebration:
And of course, I couldn't pass up a piece of Flag Cake on July 4th:
I just love festive desserts...have you ever made a rainbow layer cake? If so, share your secrets!
Photo of pink gradient cake from Call Me Cupcake; photo of 28-layer cake from Darius Monsef; photo of flag cake from Glorious Treats (via Babble)