I celebrated my birthday with an explosion of color!
Ever seen a chakra cake? My friends surprised me with a GF, vegan birthday cake with marbleized colored cake on the interior and layered chakra colors from root (red) to purple (crown) - ensuring balance after finishing a slice. (I'm certain of it.)
Taking a quick step back, what are chakras? Chakra literally translates to "wheel". There are 7 main locations in the body comprised of two opposing energy forces that intersect from the base of your spine up to the crown of your head.
I came across this visual and find it pretty helpful to visualize (not too far from the cake creation). Photo credit from www.chakras.info/what-is-chakra/ This visual aids with a basic foundation of the 7 Chakras: Root (red, trust), Sacral (orange, creativity), Solar Plexus (yellow, wisdom), Heart (green, love), Throat (light blue, communication/true voice), Third Eye (blue, intuition), and Crown (purple, bliss/spiritual balance).
What makes this cake so beautiful is not the literal balancing all main energy points of the body (as you may have realized it is comprised a bit of food coloring with fondant detail and edible glitter) but rather the love and thoughtfulness that friends put into creating this cake.
I'm fortunate to have friends that bring me spanda, and I hope this cake helps you to reflect on the joyful moments of good friendship.