We love to throw a great party, but all of that planning — the decorations, the invites, the drinks — doesn’t always leave us as much time as we’d like for making amazing party food. Especially when we’re doing something really special and need a cake. After all, who really has time to bake a multi-layer cake, frost and decorate it, and deal with everything else that comes with hosting a party? Ina Garten, maybe, but the rest of us, not so much.

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