Julia Child famously said that a party without cake is just a meeting. Preach it, Julia. If you were to take one thing away from our story this week about layer cakes, it is that there is always a good reason to make and eat cake. From elaborate dinner parties to bridal brunches to afternoon tea with a close friend, layer cakes make any occasion better.
This week we have five gorgeous cake recipes, each studded with little tips and intelligence on baking better layer cakes. Which is yours? The towering strawberry shortcake? The honey-apple rustic number? Take a look and choose your magic.