In addition to making a raspberry cake for the dinner tonight, I decided to surprise my Queer Narrative class with a special Rainbow Pride Cake, inspired by a jar of decorative rainbow ball thingies I spotted next to the baking powder.

It turns out that if you fold rainbow balls into white cake batter, you do not get white batter speckled with rainbow balls. You get purplish-brown batter, the color of a nasty bruise, speckled with white balls. If I'd had chocolate, I'd have dumped some with the hope of it turning into a normal chocolate cake (with white balls.) But I don't have chocolate.

I am going to ice it, dump the remaining rainbow balls on top of the icing, and bring it on on the theory that students will prefer funny-looking homemade cake to no homemade cake.
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From: [personal profile] em_h

Yes, I think that any homemade cake is a great deal better than none.
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From: [personal profile] lovepeaceohana

Funny-looking homemade cake > no cake. Although it's good to know, because we just got a bunch of those things (nonpareils?) and I'd been planning on mixing them into some cupcake batter. Now I know better! They can go on top of the frosting instead.
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From: [personal profile] phoenix

I recently had cupcakes that were rainbowed inside, delicious and bright colour. You got me wondering how that was done. Temptation to experiment with baking is rising - look, a tutorial! And this is just, damn, splendid.
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From: [personal profile] genarti

I think this is a very solid theory.

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Well the cake certainly has more queer narrative value this way?

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Also, now you have an awesome post-tournament cake for any martial art school! Deliciously matched to bruises.
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It is not a lie that cake is always a good thing, no matter the color. :)

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My partner says "isn't it rather exclusionary to feed your queer narrative class a cake with BALLS???"

I think he thought it was a lit course ;).

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I think there are mixes that will bake into rainbow cakes, or at least cakes with rainbow bits. The downside is of course that you have to make cake from a mix.

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I'm told you can make any light-colored cake batter into a rainbow cake with food coloring and a little care, but I've never tried it so I don't know how easy it is to actually get rainbow cake and not bruise cake.

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Yeah, I guess I can see how you would do that. I say "you" because it is exactly the sort of thing I would never get right. :)

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Maybe the cake is chromatically Questioning/Queer? I'll bet it's delicious.


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