Initially, I had no plans to post about this cake, which I made two nights ago for my roommate Jamie's birthday, but it was such an improvement over last year's cake (seen here), that I ultimately decided to share. (As my friend Julie wrote in a text message yesterday, "I hope you are blogging the $#!@ out of that cake!") So here it is. Though it was time-consuming, it was actually relatively simple, and while the final result wasn't quite as perfect as creator Kaitlin Flannery's, it still may just be the best thing I've ever made.
Find the recipe by Kaitlin Flannery on Whisk Kid, here. (Also, for kicks, here's a video of Kaitlin recreating the cake with Martha Stewart in 2010.) Happy birthday, Jamie!