Whenever I’m baking a cake for a friend’s birthday, the part that takes the longest is deciding what kind of cake to bake. After thinking about it for hours and then sleeping on it, then a few more hours of thought in the morning, I decided to make a White Velvet Cake with Classic Lemon Buttercream and a Raspberry Glaze. It was a nice light cake with subtle flavors, perfect after our very heavy meal.

I used recipes from The Cake Bible for all three components: cake, filling/frosting, and glaze. I love Rose Levy Beranbaum‘s book because you can mix and match recipes from each section to make your own cake. She also gives recipes for full cakes. Although, I don’t recommend this book for beginners, it is one of my favorite cookbooks, and great for when you’re ready to take baking up a notch.

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