For my husband's 40th birthday I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try something completely different. A 4-layer cake. I had tried 3 and 4 layer cakes before but was never happy with the results. The layers were sliding, it didn't look neat and I just got frustrated before the cake was even done. This time I wasn't going to go down this road again. After reading countless Tuesday with Dorie blog entries and purchasing her book "Baking: From My Home to Yours" I was all set. I decided on her Perfect Party Cake. The cake takes time, it is certainly nothing you will throw together in half an hour but was it ever worth it. My family and especially my husband loved it. It looked perfect and tasted even better. This will be my go-to Party Cake from now on!