A good looking cake is worth so much on its own. You almost don't want to cut into it for fear of destroying the design. But man! Aren't you glad you did? There are rainbows inside! The world needs to know.
Normally I'd scream overkill at a cake this busy but there is some amazing balance going on here. A striped rainbow heart inside a striped rainbow cake? A rainbow of fondant sprinkles so perfect they must have been placed there by very patient elves? I swoon for this kind of overkill.
When I was a kid I was obsessed with those fancy chocolates that look like seashells. They are used to spectacular effect here. At first I thought those were real shells! I'm filing this one away for ideas later in the year for sure.
My kingdom for a Harry Potter cake! This is just exquisite! It's a shame the birthday boy's name is Ronald since clearly this cake is not about our dear Mr. Weasley. Those lightning bolts and that golden snitch are all Harry all the way. Can I just nibble on a coin for a minute? I promise I'll be quiet and won't bother anyone!