The first thing you should know about me is that I am NOT a design geek or decorating enthusiast. We moved into our current place four years ago, and I literally just hung some art in the living room a few months ago. Before that, we lived with bare walls painted a charming industrial beige. Apparently I save all of my creativity for the world of cakes, because my poor apartment is not getting any decorating love.
The second thing you should know about me is that I have been obsessed with the idea of making cakes inspired by Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year, for months now.* It is a shock that I even know what Pantone is, so I cannot rationally explain how I knew what the color of the year was, or why I was driven to make Radiant Orchid cakes. And what color is Radiant Orchid, you ask? Well, it’s certainly not industrial beige:
Snaps to Trader Joe’s for having orchids in exactly the right color. Awwww yeah.
Honestly, I don’t know what planted the bug in my head. Maybe I was sleep-Pinteresting (hush, you know you’ve done it too) and accidentally clicked on a design blog? All I know is, I saw the bright pinkish purple color, heard the words “Radiant Orchid,” and immediately had to buy all the purple food dye (and nail polish!) I could find.