It came to me in a dream
On Saturday night, I had a very vivid dream about making a cake called "manila cake." It was a four-layered yellow cake, triangular in shape, with white frosting and fruit slices stuck to it. In my dream it was one of the accepted classics, like a german chocolate cake or a pineapple upside down cake.
When I woke up, I knew I had to make it. I used the starlight yellow cake recipe from good ol' Betty Crocker, and used lemon buttercream frosting. For the fruit, I used kiwi, orange and mango. We served it last night to dinner guests and it was very well-recieved. I am not exactly a pastry chef, and it's hard to transpose a recipe from dream to reality, but I think it turned out nicely.