It was pointed out to me very recently that while I have some tutorials up about preparing cake layer pans and assembling a layer cake, I have nothing up about making the layers themselves. Quite a silly omission, and one I’m only too happy to fix. I have a cake to make this week anyway, since little Josephine’s birthday is coming up. She requested a yellow butter cake with white icing and a flag (American) on the top. Where she ever got the idea, I don’t know (she’s a little random that way, last year for Christmas she simply asked for “a crocodile” and offered no further elaboration). Still, as a proud father and a patriot, I’m only too happy to oblige.