Just Try to Resist Posting This East Bay Cake to Instagram

Plenty of people make a habit of photographing their food to post to Instagram. Elaborate cocktails, interesting treats, exotic ice cream—all these things are natural fodder for Instagram photos.

Sometimes, though, you happen upon a treat that feels so tailor-made for social media that not sharing would just be wrong.

I recently discovered such a treat at the newly-opened Paris Baguette Cafe in Pleasant Hill, California: a delicate and elaborate layer cake in every shade of the rainbow.

I can’t imagine the amount of work that goes into making this thing. The cake consists of six different layers, each of which is a different, vibrant color.

The whole thing is frosted with a light, whipped cream frosting. The cake is as delicious as it is lovely to look at. I swear each layer tastes different, but that might just be the power of suggestion.

Either way, I knew I needed to get one of these rainbow cakes. Paris Baguette offers the cake by the slice, or you can buy a whole one for a party.

Colorful cakes at Paris Baguette

One cool aspect is that the outside of the cake is fairly nondescript. Imagine the delight that a child would experience when you cut into the cake and reveal a stunning rainbow!

Check out Paris Baguette for this tasty, and imminently Instagram-friendly, treat.

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.

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