A commonly used image for pride is the rainbow flag and that is because the rainbow represents the diversity of the community. The now iconic rainbow flag is used in parades and parties to signify diversity and inclusion. Education is so important, as LGBTQ+ history is continuing to change through time. Though traditional rainbow colors continue to be the symbol of the movement, the pride flag has adopted even more colors like brown, black, pink, light blue and white to include black and brown members of the community and our trans and non-binary members, too! My favorite resources on this subject can be found at: www.Glaad.org.
To start, you’ll need about 8 cups of buttercream frosting. Remove about 1/4 of the icing and reserve that white. We’ll use that later. Divide the remaining icing evenly among 6 bowls. Using the Color Right Concentrated Food Coloring System, color each bowl of icing until desired shade is reached (you’ll need one bowl each of purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red).
Once the icing is prepped, add each color to a tipless piping bag. Begin stacking your 6 in. cake layers on a cake board by adding rainbow filling. The rainbow filling is achieved by piping circles using each colored buttercream until you reach the middle. Starting with red, pipe a line of frosting around the outer edge of your cake, then work towards the middle with the other colors (I used red, orange, yellow, green, blue, then purple in the center). You will do this twice.
Using a Wilton Brand 1M piping tip fitted into a piping bag, take the remaining 1/4 white buttercream icing and pipe “ice cream” swirls along the top.
Candy Melt Ganache Drip
- 1 package White Candy Melts Candy
- ½ cup Heavy Cream
- Add the ingredients to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. After the minute has passed, remove the bowl from the microwave and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Stir using a spatula or whisk until smooth and lump-free. If you need to pop it back in the microwave for another 15 seconds, watch it carefully because you don’t want it to burn.
- Add candy mixture to a piping bag and allow to cool so that it is only slightly warm. Pipe the drip along the side of the cake so it falls down and then fill the space at the top of the cake.
- With an offset spatula, smooth out the top of the cake until the ganache fully covers everything and place the cake back in the fridge to chill.