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April 18, 2016

You've done it: You've properly measured the ingredients, read (and re-read) the recipe, mastered the buttercream basics, and baked your best cake to date. So why shouldn't you put it on a pedestal?

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The Pillivuyt Patisserie Footed Cake Platter might just be the perfect podium to display your latest baked creation: With classic scalloped contours, it’s both pretty enough for a party and practical enough to justify taking up everyday counter-space. (French porcelain company Pillivuyt has been around for nearly 200 years—so we'd say they know what they're doing.)

The sweetest part? We're giving away one of these away! All you need to do to enter is tell us about the best cake you ever had in the comments below by Wednesday, April 20th at 12pm EST, and we'll randomly choose a winner. This contest is open to U.S. residents only.

Tell us about the best cake you've ever had in the comments below for a chance to win a Pillivuyt Patisserie Footed Cake Platter!

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Kar January 27, 2022
The best cake I’ve ever had is a magical, old school carrot cake. It’s absolutely delicious. Friends and family all ask me to make it. I’ve told them I can make other things—they just tell me, don’t mess with perfection. A list of ingredients and 350 until done is all the recipe says!
Jan January 27, 2022
The best cake I’ve ever had was a birthday cake. My birthday cake. It was banana, lovingly made from scratch, by my mom. For my entire childhood, mom always baked this favorite cake of mine - banana - for each of my birthdays. When I was really little, she’d wrap coins in foil and stir them into the batter. Surprises for everyone! The cakes were always moist, light and artistically swirled with her tried and true buttercream frosting. Looking back, no other food stands out so much during my childhood as those banana cakes. Baked only on my birthday. Only by my mom.

My mom died years ago, but she spent her last year living with us. That year on my birthday, mom baked my favorite cake, swirled in buttercream. And that cake was the best cake I’ve ever had.
Natalia January 27, 2022
The best cake I ever had is a lemon and "maria" cookie cake made by my dad. I remember my dad making this cake for us at night and having the scent of lemons filling the room. He would then store the cake in the freezer to taste in the morning, best cake ever.
Emily January 26, 2022
The best cake I ever had was baked by my mother. Once a year for my brothers birthday she would make, a layered caked, commonly known as the next best thing to Robert Redford. It’s absolutely scrumptious.
Phillip J. January 26, 2022
A 6 layer coconut cake that I made!!
Debg January 26, 2022
For my 70th birthday last October 2021 my family had a lemon cake with raspberry filling with sugared strawberries with not too sweet buttercream. It came from a bakery in Hudson, Mass. and if I could choose a last dessert that delicious cake would be it. Sweet memories!
Caroline88 January 26, 2022
The best cake I have ever had was a Marzipan cake from a Scandinavian bakery in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Chloe4OH January 26, 2022
My husband’s pistachio cake that he makes for my birthday every year. It has just the right combination of crunch and pillowy fresh whipped crème. No cherries in this cake. The freshly chopped roasted pistachios and unsweetened coconut flakes in the batter make this the best cake ever.
LMS January 26, 2022
The best cake I ever had was a wedding cake - really! It was a tiered cheesecake with whipped cream frosting. I’ve not had one like it since.
Yesnyder January 26, 2022
The best cake I ever had was one that I made during the pandemic. I was practicing my layer cake baking (without a pedestal, I might add!) and made a chocolate cake with a chocolate mousse and raspberry filling with a chocolate buttercream frosting. I still have dreams of that cake! It would be fabulous on a pedestal!
Crystal O. February 2, 2018
The BEST cake I ever had was a Lamb Easter Cake ( that my boss made for me for my bday and brought it into work for all of our co-workers to enjoy! My birthday is around Easter and I am a HUGE animal fan, so it was perfect and showed how much she appreciated me.
Margaux April 15, 2017
The best cake I ever had was a Devil's Food Cake. So much chocolate!!
LouLou April 25, 2016
The best cake I ever had - don't remember the actual cake, but I do remember going to eat cake with my Mom and my Oma when we went to Germany to visit. Cake has never tasted better than in the company of my German Grandmother!
daniella April 21, 2016
i once made a vanilla bundt and soaked it with whiskey!
Peggasus April 20, 2016
My husband used to get me this fancy white pear cake for my birthday every year; pears in it and and decorating it. Not only was it beautiful, it was delicious! And then we moved away, so I haven't had it in years, but I sure remember it fondly!
Tara H. April 20, 2016
My heart was so incredibly full while I watched my then 5 year old son measure, pour and use our mixer (with my help!) to make a birthday cake for his Dad...he was so happy to be a part of creating his cake! We made a homemade yellow cake with cream cheese frosting...NOTHING BETTER! Cooking with kids is the best!!!
melissa April 20, 2016
The best cake I ever ate was my wedding cake. It was a white cake with buttercream frosting but had a fresh raspberry cream filling. It was so delicious. I have never had a cake that good again.
pmdreiling April 20, 2016
A lovely chocolate raspberry torte... Amazing!
Kimberly April 20, 2016
The best cake ever.. Hands down the birthday cakes my father made for me every year. German Chocolate with the coconut pecan frosting. Both came from a box/mix. I though it was so adult and fancy. Then I would make "Birthday Cake Soup". My dad would serve me my cake and ice cream in a bowl... You smash the cake together with the melty ice cream till combined. Then enjoy! To this day I make a German chocolate cake for my birthday every year. Now from scratch of course ;).
Justine April 20, 2016
Chocolate fudge cake is my favorite. It's been the cake that every family member requests for their birthday. My mom used to always make it and now I share the cake making with her!