Some of the country's most talented bakers offer up droolworthy creations for you to ogle (and, in some lucky cases, order).
By Lynn Andriani
The "Whoa!" Showstopper That's Also Really Charming
Gesine Bullock-Prado, author of the new book Bake It Like You Mean It, calls this her Love Is Patient Puzzle Cake. Layers of pomegranate and key lime chiffon cake alternate in six orderly rows, with one twist—a diagonal layer that cuts through the entire cake. An outer covering of dried cake crumbs with playful, imperfect stenciled hearts completes this dazzler.