For too long, the dainty cupcake has had a stranglehold on our culinary imagination. It’s cupcake this, cupcake that. But there’s good news on the horizon for those whose cravings are aimed at bigger things.

The Los Angeles Times has devoted its food section to the return of the layer cake. And not a moment too soon. With components for both those who adore the sights and scents of a bakery (registration required) and those who prefer to whomp up their own treats, it’s a dreamy food section for the lover of all that is chiffon, devil’s food, or tres leches.

The best part? It’s the slide show, of course. Take a few moments from your busy day to ogle, but remember, drool can wreak havoc on your keyboard.

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