For me, I baked this cake in support of the LGBT community of my home country, Singapore. This is part of a movement named the Pink Dot movement. It is held annually for peaceful demonstrations to urge the government to grant the LGBT community of Singapore the freedom to love. I believe that sexuality should be a right, and not a choice.
I feel that no one should be allowed to exert their beliefs on each other. Everyone is entitled to their own set of beliefs. Sure, you can live up to them but as long as you do not impact the lives of others, be it whether that you deem it a positive change. Positive is all subjective afterall, but of course we do know that actions such as charitable donations are obviously a good thing. This stems from the fact that people have different beliefs and that everyone should be, and is equally entitled to their own set of beliefs in a Democratic society.
Sure, you might deem that the LGBT community or Pride scornful as they promote things such as being “against nature”. However, No matter what is deemed, I personally feel that that is your own perspective and belief. You shouldn’t deprive someone of their own rights if they are not doing anything offensive, but simply living out their own life they way they want it. No one likes to be oppressed for something they can’t change, am I right or am I right?
Of course, having said so much, I have a side confession to make. I was actually pretty afraid of being pro-LGBT.
This is because I am afraid of being attacked online or even in the real life context. But after weighing, I decided that I should just live with my opinions because afterall, I am not harming anyone, and besides, is a worthy cause to support for. So let’s get down to the kitchen now and do some pride baking! ( If you are part of the LGBT community, or wants to show support! ).
Now back to the cake!
This cake is extremely moist with a pleasant amount of vanilla. Even with some stirring to introduce and incorporate the pigments, it still works. Of course, do ensure to limit the amount of stirring as much as possible! Even if the cake won’t be affected too much, we still want to ensure that we can produce the best quality!
It won’t be pleasant of course, for those who do not support the use of food colourings. If you are still interested to make this rainbow cake, it is not impossible to do it with natural food colouring however. For instance, you can use pistachio or matcha for the green layer. Next, you can use beetroot for the red layer. I am not too sure about the other layers, but the point I am trying to get across is that it is not impossible to find substitutions for synthetic food colouring in the natural world! It might get tricky and difficult, however! The taste combination will definitely be interesting!
Here, I actually used both powder, liquids and gels to colour the six layers. This is because I do not want to purchase any more additional food colouring simply because they can all work well.