Baker Makes Huge Rainbow Cake to Say Thank You to NHS Staff

A host of postponed orders due to the coronavirus lockdown left a baker in Peterborough with plenty of ingredients that needed to be used, so she decided to create a giant rainbow cake for NHS staff at her local hospital.

Carol Smith said: “With my cake business closed and the next two months’ wedding cake orders postponed, I had ingredients that needed to be used. So I decided to make a cake for the wonderful NHS staff at Peterborough City Hospital who are doing an amazing job at what is a difficult time for everyone.”

Smith said she used over 55 kilograms of ingredients, including 90 eggs, and took 40 hours to complete the cake.

She said she “wanted to make something that would make them smile … cheer them up whilst at work.” She said the cake would “easily” feed 300 people. Credit: Cakes by Carol via Storyful