Bake These Layer Cakes to Celebrate Life's Small Victories
All too often, layer cakes are only associated with grand occasions. Life milestones like anniversaries, engagements, and birthdays certainly deserve a three-tiered masterpiece, but why should we only bake layer cakes on such monumental holidays? Cakes bring boundless joy to any table or occasion—big or small. Why not spread the love?
This year, we resolve to celebrate life's small victories and start baking cakes just because. If you really need an excuse to whip up that cake recipe you've been dying to try, we've rounded up some of our favorite everyday occasions worth celebrating. Finally finish that book that's been collecting dust on your nightstand for ages? You deserve a Buttermilk Chocolate Cake. Wake up before your alarm? That warrants a Blackberry Jam Cake. No matter the occasion, we have the perfect layer cake for you to treat yourself or pay it forward to someone special in your life. It's all about the small victories.
When you finally finish the book that's been on your nightstand for ages
Recipe: Buttermilk Chocolate Cake
You've been working at this task for a long time, but the end result is oh-so-satisfying—just like this Buttermilk Chocolate Cake.
When you clean your washing machine for the first time in…well, ever
Did someone say spring cleaning? Finally getting around to those not-so-savory cleaning tasks certainly warrants the perfect springtime treat.
When it's a loved one's half-birthday
Recipe: Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
Sure, we all celebrate birthdays, but why not make a party out of your Mama's half-birthday, too? This Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake will be the star of the show.
When you get a positive report from the dentist
Recipe: The Ultimate Carrot Cake
No cavities here. Celebrate with something sweet (but not too sweet!).
When he offers to pick the kids up from school
We've heard that baking a Red Velvet Cheesecake-Vanilla Cake for your significant other is the best way to say, 'I love you.'
When you receive a well-earned promotion
Recipe: Mama's German Chocolate Cake
It's time to celebrate! We're taking a cue from Mama's Rolodex with this classic special-occasion cake.
When the kids bring home good report cards
Recipe: Strawberry-Lemonade Cake
A lemonade stand is no match to this sweet-as-can-be Strawberry-Lemonade Cake.
When it's your turn to bake for book club
Recipe: Sea Salt-Caramel Cake
It's salty, sweet, and utterly irresistible. All the book club ladies will be stunned by your above-and-beyond dessert offering.
When you wake up before your alarm
Recipe: Blackberry Jam Cake
If a cake is full of blackberry jam, warm baking spices, and pecans, it counts as breakfast, right?
When you need a Wednesday pick-me-up
This cake may look fancy, but it actually requires minimal effort—you don't even have to ice the sides.
When you complete a project
Recipe: Butter Toffee-Pecan Layer Cake
This cake sure is a stunner, and after all your hard work, you deserve it!
When you finally book those plane tickets
Recipe: Pineapple-Coconut Cake
Get a little taste of the tropics before take-off with this fluffy, decadent layer cake.
When you slow down to catch the sunset
Recipe: The Lane Cake
The peachy hues of this Southern stunner may just match the beauty of that sunset sky.
When you get a new haircut
Fall is the season of change—match that fresh chop with a spiced pumpkin layer cake.
When a friend gets good news
Celebrate your friend's victory with this little chocolate number, candles and all.