August 2000 – When I was growing up, we usually had a cake in the house. It was no big deal. These days, it seems like a homemade “from scratch” cake is a delicacy!

Making a cake from scratch isn’t that difficult, just a bit more difficult than preparing a cake mix, but the results are well worth it.

Cakes come in all shapes and sizes. Simple cakes baked and iced (or not) in a square cake pan are great for “every day”. Fancier cakes, like layer cakes, seem kind of like special occasion cakes – they take a little more time to prepare. Of course layer cakes are traditional birthday party fare. But there’s no reason you can’t invent a special occasion either!

Delight your family – bake a cake.