Cakes aren't just for birthdays. That's something I sometimes forget. I'm not a big baker anyway, but I do likes me some good cake (chocolate, with vanilla frosting...mmmmm) so I really should make them more often. I thought someone in my family would have made one for Thanksgiving, but although we had a lot of desserts (pie, cookies, rugelach, brownies, etc), no one made anything cake-ish.
Today is National Cake Day. You can learn the basics of making a cake and frosting a cake. After you learn all that, why not try making this Double Chocolate Layer Cake, this Christmas-y Snowflake Cake, or this Lemon Poke Cake.
You can also watch these cake makers and see what you can learn.