I'm a pie person. I married into a family of cake people. My New Year's resolution is to become adept at making cakes (and not just the simple ones either).
I will confess, I've never made a cake from scratch (aside from when I was a child and I would make them with my mom but that doesn't really count, does it?).
My request, fellow Chowhounds, is for:
1. Your tips (or even recipes) for making cakes and frosting.
2. Links to websites about making cakes.
3. Recommendations for books/magazines/etc. about cake baking.
4. Pity and prayers for husband's coworkers who will be subjected to my cake attempts.