This bitchin' Rainbow Brite cake is one my mom Carla made for my kid sister Jenna in 1985. My mom made tons of these types of cakes for our birthdays until we begged her for insipid ice cream cakes from Dairy Queen. Before our bad taste dictated a different route to birthday-cake glory, my mom labored over sunshine cakes with pink and orange rays, Cookie Monster (our teeth and tongues did turn blue), Barbie in all of her cotton-candy-pink glory, and lots of other works of frosting art that pre-dated Ace of Cakes' Duff Goldman's out-of-this-world cake creations.
For all of these reasons, and many more, I am thankful for my mom, her creativity, and love. She always strived to make us feel special on our birthdays, so I hope she feels special today on Mother's Day.
Love you, Mom.