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Posted: 9:35 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014

You say it's your birthday? Tips on making a better layer cake 


Say ‘Happy Birthday’ with a great layer cake
A birthday cake can be as fancy or simple as you like — and are willing to make.

By Addie Broyles

Our resident baker Melissa Martinez celebrated a birthday this week, and in honor of the occasion, she wrote a story in today's food section that has tons of tips for baking a better layered cake.

If you've ever tried to make one and ended up with a lopsided, half-crumbed, weirdly frosted monstrosity, you'll learn a lot from the article, which includes a recipe for strawberry cake and cream cheese icing, and accompanying video.

Happy baking!

Addie Broyles

About Addie Broyles

Hailing from the Ozarks, Addie Broyles expanded her cooking (and eating) skills on the West Coast and Spain before settling in Austin, where she writes about food for the Austin American-Statesman.

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