Julia Child once famously quipped that a party without cake was just a meeting. Smart lady, that Julia. From bridal showers to family reunions, there are plenty of reasons to bake a cake. To make sure your next celebration is party worthy, count on these festive delights for any occasion.
Supper clubs are a Southern institution, a special kind of entertaining where we regularly gather around a common table with devoted friends who feel like family. The steadfast camaraderie matters most, but a killer cake never hurts.
How about a party for the bridal party? Your sweet girl is in love, and it’s time to honor her, her honey, and her BFFs with as much celebration as you can muster. Make these baby cakes for the young woman who will always be your baby.
For he is a jolly good fellow, and he deserves a birthday cake—not a bite of yours, but his own. Fill his silver flask with some exceptional Southern bourbon, lift a glass to toast his special day, and add a splash to his cake.
Church socials are for fellowship, but the food counts too. Savvy attendees know how to work the dessert table, scouting out the best among the vast display of offerings. There will be plenty of pound cakes at any Southern potluck, but this one will turn heads and win admirers.
This Banana Pudding Poke Cake is rich and delicious, bursting with fresh banana flavor and big enough to feed a crowd. The banana cake is made with oil instead of butter, which keeps it soft and moist, even when it’s cut ice-cold from the refrigerator.
Sugar and spice and everything nice, plus sprinkles. A daughter’s birthday is an extra family holiday each year when we celebrate the joy she brings to our world. As she blows out the candles on this darling cake, whisper an extra wish for all of her dreams to come true as well.