Interesting looking cake - but I agree re the artificial colours
And also using cake mixes. I have a woman's weekly baking book that's lovely save for the fact that it tells you to use a cake mix for some of the party cakes. Not even an alternative recipe given. Though I realise I could do something of my own. Just irks me that the focus is on what it looks like with no apparent consideration for taste or health.
Rant over. I too appear to be tired and cranky! Sorry.