Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Back to The Coffee Daily for Rainbow cake. I’ve always found the song ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ to be very sad. I associate it with losing someone but perhaps there is a bright side and you can find them at the other side of the rainbow one day. It was a nice presentation for this cake though – an appropriate line.

The icing is the best part and the little ones will love the sprinkles.

Wonderful service here and a hotchpotch of mismatched chairs add to the charm of this little neighbourhood Cafe.

I was curious about the origin of the rainbow cake and Google led me to Martha Stewart introducing blogger Kaitlin Flannery as the inventor. There’s also a video on the college freshman demonstrating the cake with Martha.  Here’s her original post about the cake on her blog way back in 2009.

I can’t help myself, I have to mention our rainbow kueh lapis – our Asian (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesian) rainbow dessert that we are all familiar with from childhood. I’m craving for one right now and it also made me think of Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s fondness for Peranakan or Nonya cuisine and his surprising sweet tooth.

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