On 5 December 2013 South Africa lost one of the greatest leaders of our time. Nelson Mandela was a man who forever changed the course of South African history and was a true South African hero. He, like many of his time, lived through such terrible times and endured so much, but came out of it a better man. Madiba did not have any hatred for the people who had put him through so much; after leaving Robben Island he said: “As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison”.
|(Photo from Liberty Voice)|
He has shown us all what we should strive toward in our daily lives. Madiba will forever be in the hearts of the South African people.
|I just love this photo of Madiba from his 89th birthday: such pure joy!(Photo from The Guardian)|
To celebrate his life I wanted to make a cake. At his inauguration Madiba said: “We enter into a covenant that we shall build a society in which all South Africans, both black and white, will be able to walk tall, without and fear in their hearts, assured of their inalienable right to human dignity – a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world.” What better cake for the father of our rainbow nation than a rainbow cake?
For the cake layers I used a white cake tinted with food colouring and filled and frosted the cake with a vanilla buttercream. I made two batches of white cake and divided each batch into 3 layers.