Hi there! Happy December 1st! We have officially entered my favorite time of year, and while I should be super excited, a tiny part of me is actually sad that that means the holidays are almost over. Pretty ridiculous, right?
Now, I had high hopes of sharing an amazing post today (hint, hint - about my BOOK! that is now available for pre-order), buuuut life happened and I decided to not work the entire weekend away (as I sometimes have to) and then spent this afternoon playing and snuggling with my 10 month old during his nap time (mommy's work time). I'd apologize, but if you know anything about baby cuddles, then you totally understand.
Also, there really is no reason for me to apologize, because you all still get to feast your eyes on this awesome Italian Rainbow Cookie Cake! I might not have anything as profound to say as I will in the next post, but I don't even think I need to say much. I mean, just look at those layers! They speak for themselves:
Did you hear it? They are saying MAKE ME! EAT ME!
Okay, so we all know about rainbow cakes, right? Well this cake is so much more than just food coloring. Sure it's got some of that too (making it super flirty and festive, if I do say so myself), but it is inspired by the classic Italian rainbow cookie!
Layers of the most luscious, delectable almond butter cake are slathered with sweet raspberry jam before being frosted with fluffy, fudgey chocolate icing. Red, green, and white have never looked so tasty!
And while not quite the same, I like to think I am pretty on trend with this one after seeing those rad Ombre Rainbow Cookies grace the cover of Bon Appetit this month.
Some other awesome Italian Rainbow-y sweets from around the web:
Baked NYCTricolour Cake (the recipe can be found in their book Baked Occasions) - you can even find my review for this amazing book here. Molly's layer cake on My Name is Yeh Ajehandra's festive cake on Always Order Dessert Kelly's holiday cake on Studio DIY or the Traditional Italian Cookie version from Epicurious
Head on over to Brit.co for the full recipe and step-by-step tutorial.