Sadly, I am one of those overachievers who create impossible goals for myself and get very disappointed when my plans do not turn out perfectly. It is a flaw that I am working on. I had a vision of tiny cakes with three layers, each layer being a different flavor, which I would basketweave with Italian buttercream and two people would share the cakes, complicated enough? My system broke down when I realized I would not have time. Instead, I made six slightly larger cakes, still with the three layers. I wish I had more time to perfect the basketweaving; however, I can live with it.
Most of the recipes have already been posted on my blog, but I will give the greatest tip to cake baking: add a box of instant pudding to the cake batter right before putting it in the oven, and you will get the most moist cake ever! Side note tip: I added fresh flowers to “hide” the cake’s flaws.