We dare you not to be charmed by our colleague Ellen McCarthy’s profile this week of local wedding cake designer Maggie LaBaugh (a.k.a. Maggie Austin).
Not many people can claim the kind of skill LaBaugh has to sculpt paper-thin fondant into delicate frills and flowers. But that doesn’t mean you can’t bake a delicious cake worthy of your next special occasion. Here are some suggestions from our Recipe Finder:
• Buttery and Soft Chocolate Cake for a Crowd, which provides you with a 13-by-9-inch palette for any frosting.
• Miss Essie Brazil's Three-Layer Coconut Cake, because we just can’t resist this snowball of a confection.
• Pumpkin Pecan Pudding Cake, a dense, egg-free cake perfectly suited for fall.
• Victoria Sandwich Cake, a classic British dessert.
Who doesn’t love cake? Tell us what your favorite kind is.