I can't bake. Anything dessert orientated I muck up with surprisingly consistent success. When birthdays roll around I always turn to one of my friends to make a cake, rather than struggle myself. Luckily I have some very talented baking friends.
One particular pal, Kirsten, launched her own business last autumn, Just Like Heaven, making cakes for all occasions. Kirsten kindly made me this Parma Violet infused cake, with coconut meringues, and I can tell you it was delicious.