07/19/2012 11:57 pm ET Updated Aug 31, 2012

Learn How To Frost A Cake

Have you ever spent hours baking a cake -- mixing, shifting, stacking and frosting -- and taken a step back to look proudly at your work only to realize that it looks like the work of a 5-year-old? It sucks. We know; we've been there.

Cakes are a lot trickier than they look. But if there's one step of the process that you should really master, it's frosting the cake. With frosting, you can make the most lop-sided, severely cracked and saddest excuse for a cake look like a dessert you actually want to eat. But you have to learn the tricks first, and Ben Mims from Saveur has got all the good ones.