A slice of cake is always in order, especially when there are birthdays to celebrate. You can’t go wrong with tender white cake or fudgy stacks of chocolate cake. Better yet, why choose between chocolate and vanilla when you can bake a layer cake that has the best of both worlds?
We’ve put together a collection of our very best birthday cakes and cupcakes, which are guaranteed to impress the guest of honor and the entire party. Make sure you're equipped with the right baking pans — and don’t forget the candles!