I have another birthday I'll be baking for. I love using new recipes as opposed to reusing my tried and true. The last time I did this, I ended up with a dry cake and ermine frosting that never came together--it was a mess, from what should be a trustworthy cookbook, no less. What are your favorite cakes--layer or otherwise (even cupcakes would do)--but should be somewhat festive?
You deserve a cookie.