Rainbow Wedding Cake!

Bridal Colour, Ice The Cake, Worton Park, May 12

My sister, Michelle, is a lot younger than I am, and I didn’t get to know her as an adult until I returned home after living out of state for a few years. When we reconnected over dinner, the first thing she said to me was, “I’ve slept with women.”

“So you’re gay?” I asked.

“No, I just like people – all people.”

She wasn’t yet comfortable enough with her sexuality to call herself gay, but over the years she came to embrace this aspect of herself. The more she came out, however; the more discrimination she experienced. I listened as she vented about this. I also listened as she dealt with heartbreak over various partners.

Then one day, Michelle told me about Linda. I’d never seen her so excited about anyone she’d dated before. When I met Linda, I loved her too and I knew that she and my sis had something special. As I predicted, their love grew and a few weeks ago they got married.

It was a lovely ceremony that included a cake that had a secret. It looked like a regular white cake, but when Michelle and Linda cut it, it revealed layer after layer of vibrant colors. It was a rainbow cake in honor of the freedom that allowed Michelle and Linda to get married.

Despite the fact that it wasn’t vegan, I loved what the cake represented. When my sister asked if I was going to eat a piece, however; I had to think about it. Should I eat a piece and support my sis and gay rights? Or should I abstain and support my belief in animal rights?

I decided to abstain. I couldn’t justify disrespecting animals for any reason. At the wedding, however; I caved and ate a piece (and a half) of cake. I wish I could say that at least I’d done this for my sis and gay rights, but really I just did it because I wanted a piece of cake. To err is human.

Please note that the cake photo above is not from my sister’s wedding, it’s a professional photo courtesy of Sweetness & Delight. Here are some actual photos from my sister’s wedding.


Michelle and Linda – congrats you guys!


Here’s the actual cake! My nephew, Vincent, took this awesome photo.


I had to include this photo of my niece – it’s just too cute!


My sis and more rainbow cake porn!




About celestedimilla

Hey there. I’m Celeste, California girl, writer, psychotherapist and burgeoning plant-based foodie.
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42 Responses to Rainbow Wedding Cake!

  1. whatsonwhere says:

    Aw, it looks like they had an awesome wedding day! Congrats to them both 🙂

  2. Stacey says:

    So happy for your sister! Love the cake pic, too, that is awesome. 🙂

  3. Looks like a fun wedding! Happy married life to your sister :). What a fab cake. :).

  4. darn..and just when I thought you were posting another awesome vegan dessert recipe 😉

  5. taryndemuro says:

    Congrats to both of them! I love the cake! Maybe we can come up with a vegan version for me and my partner!

  6. beautiful post and beautiful hidden message in the cake. Congratulations!

  7. Sophie33 says:

    The acke looks fabulous, I say! Congrats to your sister’s wedding! Yeahh, Happy Times!

  8. Ralph says:

    Hi Celeste 😀 Wow. What a beautiful cake. So different !! Ralph xox 😀

  9. kunstlerinmom says:

    Congrats to your sister and her soulmate! they look happy! 🙂

  10. What a perfect cake for the happy occasion! Just beautiful! XOXO

  11. Ani says:

    Wow that cake is beautiful!!

  12. ahardrain says:

    Gay…..straight…….or in between (is there an in between?) That cake looks delish and right now my taste buds are craving a slice………..yummy 🙂

  13. How wonderful, thank you for sharing the story and wedding with us! Everyone looks so happy ☺️ please wish them a lifetime of luck and love from me x

  14. samkbell says:

    That’s such a lovely story and such a stunning cake! And everybody slips from time to time, so what better time to eat cake than to celebrate your sister’s love!!

  15. Lovely post Elaine! Congratulations to your sister and her better half!

  16. Rose says:

    Every good wish to Michelle and Lynda for their future together and I just love the cake! Here in Australia, while we are pretty forward thinking in a lot of ways, we haven’t yet achieved the right to marriage for gay people. I hope and believe that day is not too far away.

    • Hey there Rose! I’m really happy that my sis was able to get married and it’s my hope that Australia allows gay marriage soon as well. Discrimination hurts! Thanks so much for your comment! Celeste 🙂

  17. naturalfuel says:

    Whooo! Marriage Equality for all! Glad you had a great time (and are not beating yourself up for being human x) and wish your sis and her wife all the best for their future! 🙂

  18. Laura says:

    I love love love this story – thank you so much for sharing. That cakes looks epic too – but more important is another story of love. That’s my kind of Valentine’s Day!

  19. Amor Sui says:

    Looks amazing beautifully done 🙂

  20. reocochran says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous and so brilliantly colored! Love this story and the cake, we all need a happy ending story! Thanks for this and it made my day after Valentine’s Day extra special! Much happiness sent to the newly wedded couple, too! Smiles, Robin

  21. Congratulations to your sister and her wife! I love stories like this.
    And yes, it’s fine, you wanted cake, it happens. You’re still doing your best and isn’t that all that matters?!

    • Hey Janice! Thanks so much for your kind and understanding words. Unfortunately, I’ve got a sweet tooth and sometimes it just can’t be denied. Oh well, I don’t go to my sister’s wedding everyday. Hope you’re having a lovely weekend! Celeste 🙂


    oh, and I was hoping for a recipe for a vegan, natural-coloured rainbow cake 😉 duh!
    I don’t really believe in marriage (scusi, bella) but I certainly wish love and light to all couples who have found their perfect someone. it’s so important to follow your heart.

    as for “will I eat it or not” – life is full of coincidences, right?
    I just had a similar experience at a press lunch. it was very elegant (almost posh really), seated lunch, with a delicate French menu served in tiny exquisite portions… and the main course should’ve been lamb with rose petal jam. I have whispered to the service that they were welcome to skip this one for me, and surprisingly, two more people (men) at my table beamed and asked the same. a little victory? maybe. but fact: I still ate the scallop carpaccio that was brought for starters – sometimes, especially during a festive seated lunch where you can’t communicate your preferences in advance, you just gotta k n o w how much “meat is murder” a situation can take. but I do hope it will change. I see the change already 😉

    • I find formal occasions with prepared meals the toughest to navigate as a vegan. My husband and I have decided that if meat or dairy is accidentally served to us, we’ll eat it. Our thinking is that the animal has already been killed, so we’re not helping anyone by not eating it.

      It sounds like you handled your press lunch pretty darn well. I think it’s awesome that you spoke up and inspired two more people to speak up. Of course, I wouldn’t have expected any less from you chica!

      As far as a natural-colored rainbow cake, I’m gonna have to find a recipe for that. Maybe I can make one for my sis and her wife on their anniversary. That would be fun!

      I hope you’re having a fab weekend! Celeste 🙂

  23. Fig & Quince says:

    Congrats to them both! The cake looks amazing. To err is human and sometimes very delicious!

  24. Aw beautiful cake and story I wish your sis all the happiness in this sad judgemental world we live in, may they go from strength to strength. Being Vegan isn’t about being perfect it’s about doing the best you can.

  25. May says:

    I also found myself eating some non-vegan cake at a wedding reception recently; I dithered for hours before eventually realising that I was far more likely to remain vegan for the rest of my life if I let myself eat one small non-vegan thing when I overwhelmingly craved it (which so far has happened on this occasion only) than if I felt I was being deprived! I love this cake, it’s such a cheerful symbol of something wonderful. The first gay marriages will take place in the UK at the end of next month and I am so excited!

  26. rika@vm says:

    What a beautiful wedding cake! I want this cake if I get married! Congratulations to your sister!

  27. IMHO, that’s a gorgeous cake befitting a marriage/wedding of any kind. The colors to me express the joy of such a special occasion. Congrats to Michelle and Linda!

  28. Woohoo! Looks like a great time, they both look so happy!
    I love the idea of the rainbow cake…don’t beat yourself up for having a piece. 😉

  29. Lorrie Wenzler says:

    Loved the post and the pictures too!

  30. Inês says:

    Congrats! Lovely cake 🙂

  31. What a lovely cake! Congratulations to them!

  32. Celeste's Sister says:

    Thank you all for the nice messages Linda and I really appreciate the support!!!:}

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