Just Let Us Eat Our Cakes
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.
Daughter's Bridal Shower
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.
Try This Impressive Strawberry-Lemonade Layer Cake
Recipe: Strawberry-Lemonade Layer Cake
This cake looks almost too pretty to eat – but don't let that stop you from taking a large forkful. When it comes to spring parties and ladies luncheons, we often think of bright bouquets of flowers as the centerpiece. We'd like to challenge that idea with this stunning layer cake recipe. With its gorgeous pink color, fresh strawberry garnish, and stately appearance, Strawberry-Lemonade Layer Cake will make a lasting impression as the centerpiece of your table (or, of your dessert table!). This ever-popular recipe hits all of the best parts of a layer cake – soft, lemon-infused cake layers, a sweet and tangy Strawberry-Lemonade Jam filling, and a rich and creamy Strawberry Frosting that melts in your mouth. Plus, it's incredibly seasonal. Using fresh strawberries from your local farmers' market gives both the jam and the frosting a naturally sweeter taste. Guests will be thrilled with a slice of this Southern dessert, and they'll never be able to tell that it only took you 45 minutes of hands-on time to pull together.
You can actually assemble this cake up to two days in advance, which makes it much easier to pull together when you're ready to serve. If you want to make ahead, just be sure to store the layers at room temperature so that they don't dry out. You can also freeze cooled cake layers up to a month in advance if you cover them in plastic wrap and foil. You can assemble this glorious cake up to two days ahead. If you do, just store it at room temperature. Also, you can freeze cooled layers up to a month in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. On the day of your event, simply pipe the filling between the thawed layers and spread a thick layer of frosting onto the 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.
Recipe: Cream Soda Confetti Sheet Cake
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.