Aspiring Bakers #18: Layers of Love (April 2012) – Roundup

At last, here is the long-awaited round up for Aspiring Bakers #18 Layers of Love. I’m sure most of you are eager to see the wonderful cakes created by our creative fellow bloggers. They are stunning and gorgeous! This is definitely a bookmark-worthy page where you’ll find awesome recipes for layered cakes! In total I received 59 glorious decadent cakes! Scroll through and be amazed!

To all the bloggers who participated, thank you so much for all the time and effort you’ve contributed. I am well aware that layered cakes are not exactly the easiest to make! They can take a lot of time and planning. So, as host of this month, I just want to say that I appreciate your labours of love!  Really glad to get to know many of you through hosting the event! It’s always a pleasure to meet fellow bloggers who share the same interest.

I tried categorizing these wonderful delights as best as I could! If I have missed your email for any reason or if there are any errors in linkage, please feel free to contact me at and I will be happy to make amendments. Thank you again for all your support!! I had so much fun playing host! 😉 I will definitely miss receiving emails at odd hours in the morning (due to time difference) and drooling over your delicious cakes!

You’ll probably notice that some of our fellow bloggers submitted multiple cakes! I must say I’m extremely impressed! Thank you, guys!

First of, we’ll start with Wendy’s cake which was the very first cake submitted! I was exhilarated receiving my first entry. 😀 Thanks Wendy!

Coconut Raspberry Lemon Cake

Coconut Raspberry Lemon Cake by Wendy of Table for 2… or more

Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake by Baker on the Rise of Baker on the Rise

Peach Layer Cake

Peach Layer Cake by Abbygail of Abbygail’s Kitchen

Blueberry Torte

Blueberry Torte by Abbygail of Abbygail’s Kitchen

Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Curd

Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Curd by Abbygail of Abbygail’s Kitchen

Vertical Blueberry Layer Cake

Vertical Blueberry Layer Cake by Abbygail of Abbygail’s Kitchen

Flower Bouquet Red Velvet Cake

Flower Bouquet Red Velvet Cake by Hankerie of Hankerie

From Scratch Funfetti Cake!

From Scratch Funfetti Cake! by Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Lemon Blueberry Cotton Cheesecake

Lemon Blueberry Cotton Cheesecake by Swee San of The Sweet Spot

Japanese Strawberry & Raspberry Shortcake

Japanese Strawberry & Raspberry Shortcake by Alice of I Love. I Cook. I Bake.

Strawberry Vanilla Cake

Strawberry Vanilla Cake by Hankerie of Hankerie

Mandarin Orange Chocolate Cake

Mandarin Orange Chocolate Cake by Fong of Fong’s Kitchen Journal


鲜奶油水果蛋糕 by Serene Chau of about me and my life

Matcha Azuki Bean Layered Cake

Matcha Azuki Bean Layered Cake by Angel of Cook.Bake.Love

Angry Bird Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake by DG of Tested and Tasted

Pandan Longan Cake

Pandan Longan Cake by CC of Dumpling Love

Pandan Kaya Cake

Pandan Kaya Cake by Fong of Fong’s Kitchen Journal

Strawberry Caramel Layer Cake (Vegan & Whole Wheat)

Strawberry Caramel Layer Cake (Vegan & Whole Wheat) by Qiting of A Dessert Diet

Layered Sponge Cake

Layered Sponge Cake by Tandy of Lavender and Lime

Green tea layered cake

Green tea layered cake by Tray of Baking Tray

Raspberries Cream Chocolate Cake

Raspberries Cream Chocolate Cake by Hankerie of Hankerie

Time for some GANACHE!!!

Who doesn’t love chocolate coated cake? hehehe…

Orange Chiffon Cake with Ganache

Orange Chiffon Cake with Ganache by Sammie of Sweet Samsations

Banana Chocolate Cake

Banana Chocolate Cake by Fong of Fong’s Kitchen Journal

Banana Bagatelle

Banana Bagatelle by Hody Loh of Cook 4 You & Me

Gateau Africain

Gateau Africain by Alice of I Love. I Cook. I Bake

Chocolate Cherry Porter Cake

Chocolate Cherry Porter Cake by A of GuineaPigFood

Malted Chocolate Cake

Malted Chocolate Cake by Faeez of BitterSweetSpicy Tales

Nutty Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

Nutty Chocolate Hazelnut Cake by Nitya of Life Is An Illusion

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Chocolate Fudge Cake by DG of Tested and Tasted

Are you ready????

It’s time for some CHECKERBOARD CAKES!!

Mocha Checkerboard Cake

Mocha Checkerboard Cake by WendyinKK of Table for 2…. or More

Mocha Checkered Cake
Mocha Checkered Cake

Mocha Checkered Cake by Jane of Passionate About Baking

Checkerboard Cake

Checkerboard Cake by Vannessa Lee of

Cheesy cream cheeeeeese cakes! They’re so delightful, I could never get sick of them!

8-Layered Double-Crusted Red Velvet Cheesecake

8-Layered Double-Crusted Red Velvet Cheesecake by Sammie of Sweet Samsations

Mango Cheesecake Cheesecake with Coconut Macaroon

Mango Cheesecake Cheesecake with Coconut Macaroon by Sammie of Sweet Samsations

Layered Mini Cheesecakes

Layered Mini Cheesecakes by Baker of bitten by the baking bug

Steamed Chocolate Layered Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Filling

Steamed Chocolate Layered Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Filling by Lena of Frozen Wings

Seems like TIRAMISU is a popular flavour this month! Why not? They’re amazing!

Hazelnut Tiramisu Cake

Hazelnut Tiramisu Layer Cake by Kate of thelittleloaf

Heavenly Egg-less Tiramisu

Heavenly Egg-less Tiramisu by Bee Bee of HoneyBeeSweets

Tiramisu Cake

Tiramisu Cake by Jane of Passionate About Baking

Tiramisu Cake

Tiramisu Cake by Fong of Fong’s Kitchen Journal

Table for 2.... or More

Tiramisu by WendyinKK of Table for 2…. or More


Tiramisu by Abbygail of Abbygail’s Kitchen

Of course, there’s some MOUSSE cakes! I simply love mousse! They’re so versatile!

Banana Raspberry & Chocolate Delight

Banana Raspberry & Chocolate Delight by Fong of Fong’s Kitchen Journal

Avocado & Passion Fruits Mousse Cake

Avocado & Passion Fruits Mousse Cake by Hankerie of Hankerie

Berry Easy Strawberry Mousse Cake

Berry Easy Strawberry Mousse Cake by Miss B of Everybody Eats Well in Flanders

Strawberry Mousse Cake

Strawberry Mousse Cake by Sonia of Nasi Lemak Lover

Turn Coffee Art into Triple Layered Cake

Turn Coffee Art into Triple Layered Cake by Hankerie of Hankerie


Sicile by Swee San of The Sweet Spot

Chocolate, Mousse, Meringue and Blueberry Curd Layered Cake

Chocolate, Mousse, Meringue and Blueberry Curd Layered Cake by Jasline of Food is My Life

Chocolate Mousse Cake
Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Mousse Cake by Cynthia of my-sweet-hut

Oreos and Chocolate Mousse Layered Cake

Oreos and Chocolate Mousse Layered Cake by Jasline of Food Is My Life

Banana Choco Mousse Chocolate Layered Cake

Banana Choco Mousse Chocolate Layered Cake by Alice of I Love. I Cook. I Bake.

Meringue based cakes!! Let’s not forget our egg whites 😀

Date Walnut Dacquoise

Date Walnut Dacquoise by Matina from delicio8

Lemon Meringue Cake

Lemon Meringue Cake by Sandra of The Foodie Affair

Ice-cream caaaake! I’m glad I had one entry of this!

Ice Cream Cookie-Cake

Ice Cream Cookie-Cake by Corinne of sparecake


Happy Family Birthday Cake

Happy Family Birthday Cake by Hankerie of Hankerie

Delicious layered crepes! Just perfect!

Crêpe Raspberries Cake

Crêpe Raspberries Cake by Hankerie of Hankerie

Mango Mille Crepe

Mango Mille Crepe by Hody Loh of Cook 4 You & Me

Finally, we will end with an extremely exotic cake… bread… I mean…. Sandwich Cake! WHOA!


Smörgåstårta by Swee San of The Sweet Spot

Thank you everyone for your gorgeous cakes! I hope you guys enjoyed the theme as much as I did 🙂

For May’s theme please see Aspiring Bakers #19: Dim Sum Affair hosted by our very own Small Small Baker who started the Aspiring Bakers series! Time to whip up some dishes to touch the heart!


33 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow! What an incredible array of recipes – reading this is making me seriously hungry 🙂

  2. Sam thanks so much for all your hard work here rounding up all these gorgeous recipes! The amount of talent on this one page is astounding. I’ll be bookmarking this and working my way down the list 🙂 Love love love it!

  3. Wow! Thanks for the sweet compilation, Sammie! The cakes looked really good!

  4. Alice says:

    Hi Sam,
    Thks for the beautiful round up and all the efforts being the host of this month’s event
    Great job!
    What a delight to see all the lovely cakes 🙂

  5. wendyywy says:

    And you said there weren’t that many.
    Beautiful aspiring creations, these are!

  6. Courtney says:

    Holy cow! That’s a lot of amazing cakes to take in. How do you choose one to make – I think I want them all.

  7. Abbygail says:

    wow, amazing… I simply love this 😉

  8. Juliana says:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful round-up…they all look awesome and so beautiful…
    Hope you are having a great week Sammie…now I will be busy visiting the links 🙂

  9. piesandeyes says:

    WOW! Those are SOME Cakes!!!

  10. This round up is insanely amazing – each cake is as delicious and beautiful as the last 😀
    I’m bookmarking this and plan to eventually check every single blog out 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  11. krispymilk says:

    Visiting this page during tea time when I don’t have a single slice of cake at home was a BAD IDEA.

  12. Amazing! Surely gives us lots of inspiration for birthday cakes. Thanks for coming up with this theme. Hope to have you as our AB host again. 🙂

  13. DG says:

    Great compilation, Sam 🙂 All cakes looks so gorgeous & delish ….. sure will be back again for these awesome recipe.

  14. Great job on putting this round up together, Sam! I need the weekend to hurry so I can go through every blog and pick a cake to make for my daughter’s graduation! This is going to be difficult, I already know 😉

  15. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    I’m speechless! OMG, this post is like me visiting famous pastry shop! Everyone is amazingly talented… I feel embarrassed to say I’ve never made layered cake, or even a cake… (shhhh!). What a fantastic roundup. I’m so impressed!!!!

  16. rsmacaalay says:

    Like Nami, I am speechless. Wow! I feel I just walk-through a menu. Very nice

  17. Awesome roundup. Love the vertical blueberry cake!

  18. Eri says:

    Wow!!! What an amazing roundup!! I dont know which one i like the most, they all look delicious!

  19. Jasline says:

    Beautiful roundup, Sam! All the cakes look so super delicious!! Thanks for choosing this awesome theme, it’s been really fun baking! 😀

  20. trazbone says:

    wow! all the cakes look so pretty ^^ Thanks for hosting!!! There will definitely be some recipes that I try out from here 🙂

  21. Joanne says:

    This was not the best post to start the day with because now all I want is a layer cake! These all look SO GOOD.

  22. foodjaunts says:

    Definitely bookmarking this! All of these cakes look and sound tasty!

  23. This page is bookmarked. Amazing cakes by all the participants- lots of work and beautiful results. I feel like I gained 5 pounds just reading your post. Got to go for a run…. Take Care, BAM

  24. delicio8 says:

    Wow!!!!! I finally had a spare minute to come and look at this post. SO MANY talented bakers out there. The cakes look like they were made by professionals, I’m so impressed. You can tell that lots of love and care went into each and every cake. I will slowly make my way to every blog…..I see lots of cakes in my future! Thanks Sam, this was so much fun!

  25. Beautiful round up. Now I am craving sugar big time!

  26. Tandy says:

    OMG! They all look so amazing! I could tuck right in 🙂

  27. This was fun to look at.

  28. Simply Tia says:

    Definitely pinning this post to come back to when I’m looking for inspiration. They all look fabulous!!!

  29. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    This was a fun post! I can’t make layered cake myself but I truly enjoyed everyone’s creations here. I’ve been really busy and stressed out and this was a nice little break to drool and think about happy and delicious things. =)

  30. Rhianna says:

    Reblogged this on Rhianna's Guide to Ethical Eating and commented:
    I was browsing this morning and stumbled across this. How amazing do these cakes look?! You all know that I don’t bake particularly well and my results are more rustic than pretty, so I am utterly impressed with these pictures of perfect cakes.

    Now, if you will excuse me, I am pretty sure I am due for an insulin shot after look at these photos….

  31. petit4chocolatier says:

    Wow, Wow, Wow, magnificent! Every single one looks over the top delicious 🙂

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