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).

Miss Essie Brazil's Three-Layer Coconut Cake (Julia Ewan/The Washington Post)

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.