Rainbow Baked Alaska

Rainbow Baked Alaska
Five different flavors of sorbet are encased in meringue in this towering cake.Ted + Chelsea Cavanaugh

A tall, multicolored sorbet cake swathed in toasted meringue makes a light, impressive dessert. The assembly takes patience—each layer needs time to solidify in the freezer before the next one is added—but it’s worth the effort. You can make the sorbets from scratch like La Tropicale’s Thai-Tanh Dang does, or speed up the process by using five complementary store-bought varieties or alternating your two favorite flavors.

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