Confession: A week ago I had no idea what a solar eclipse was and now I’m kind of obsessed with the whole event.
I love any event that brings random groups of people together. The other day we were going in and out of stores looking for solar eclipse sunglasses and every time someone else would come in looking for them it just made me so happy. Maybe it’s all the bad news circulating these days, but I think it’s nice to have a common interest with complete strangers. We may not agree about everything, but at least we’ll all be looking up at the sky together on the 21st. As a side note, our search for glasses was a complete fail. Apparently people started planning for this eclipse months ago, who knew?!
I wanted the cake to look galaxy inspired without looking like an elementary school science experiment. I included macarons and gold details to add some class to the cake. I used Wilton’s edible gold luster spray for the sun and black food color for the moon and the cake is covered in marbled buttercream to give a bit of a milky way effect.
I think cake is a necessity for any proper celebration and the first solar eclipse visible in the US since 1979 is totally worth celebrating. We’ll be enjoying this rich chocolate cake while watching and hopefully not blinding ourselves during the eclipse and once we’re done we’ll start counting down the days until the next solar eclipse in 2024! Happy eclipse watching!