You guys know I prefer my baking to be as easy as possible.
I rarely do any kind of decorating. I have no patience for piping bags. I only use cookie cutters occasionally. And if something requires more than 2 mixing bowls, well, it’s not the recipe for me.
Of course, the downside of that kind of baking is that sometimes you want to make something special and beautiful and extra nice. For me, it was this spring almond cake. I wanted it to be different than my usual fare. I was willing to take extra steps.