With the start of the New Year comes our annual declaration of ambitious resolutions for the coming months that will help make it the best year yet. While for some that means hitting the gym or starting a new diet, we’re thinking a little more on the fun side this year. Since we’ve basically never met a cake we didn’t like better than going to the gym, we’ve decided to test our Southern baking prowess by baking our most beautiful, delicious cakes yet. From jaw-dropping layered masterpieces to mouthwatering glazed Bundts, these cakes might differ in style and flavor, but they all have one thing in common: they are downright gorgeous—and taste just as good as they look. These cakes will be instant hits with your crowd whether served at birthday dinners, wedding parties, or holiday celebrations. From perfectly honed classics to brand-new showstoppers, these are the cakes we’re baking in 2018.