I have a goal for this year: to learn to make cakes from scratch. I’m capable of making a decent cake right now. No one ever complains. However, I’m striving for more. I want to learn to make cakes so good that people taste them and exclaim “Hot dang! I’ll trade you my firstborn for another slice of that goodness!”

Is this too much to ask?

If you notice my hub or any of our friends over here gaining a significant amount of weight in the next few months, know that they are suffering for a good cause: they are my cake-tasting guinea pigs.