I am on a bit of a cake-kick at the moment: as in I made 4 full size layer cakes in one week over spring break. They weren't for orders- I just really wanted to make some cakes. In light of this cake craze I'm going through, it made me think back to my first few layer cake experiences. Yes, experiences. Let me just paint you a picture: uneven sliding layers, sagging buttercream rosettes, and a whole lot of tears on my part. The things that are second nature to me know were all learned the hard way. Why learn from your own mistakes when you can learn from mine instead! So to save you some pain, I'm going to go ahead and let you in on my favorite tips and tricks for the prettiest cakes.