I think what I like best about it is that the flower reminds me of okra blossoms. We've seen lots of these over the summer:
We've had an awful drought, and a very hot summer, which is hard on a garden. But the okra loved it. We've eaten lots of okra this summer, made okra art, even thrown away some okra. We've loved smoky okra made with smoked paprika, sometimes using the grill (talk about hot!) but more often roasting in the oven. It's delicious with other roasted veggies, and added cold to salads the next day. Yum.
Actually, I take back what I said about my favorite part of the cake being the okra flower. The best part really was the inside, which was gorgeous and delicious red velvet.
It didn't last long, but we enjoyed every bite.