There is nothing like celebrating an occasion with a delicious piece of cake. No matter the size of the celebration you can almost always count on devouring a slice during your time. To slice into a fresh cake and admire the structure and perfection that is inside is a memorable moment. Cakes can come in all different shapes, sizes, layers, fillings, and even textures so it is easy to get lost in their beauty and craftsmanship.
Here is a look at 40 different cakes from around the world from howlongtocook.org that have layers and fillings you may have never encountered. Argentina has a cake called Rogel that is made of thin layers of crisp pastry topped with a creamy dulce de leche spread and is usually decorated with meringue. In France, they have a similar take with puff pastry layers used to create a tall layered cake. The Mille-Feuille is translated to "thousand sheets" and has numerous layers of thin puff pastry filled with pastry cream. Another country that does not shy away from using height is Norway with their Kransekake. This wreath cake is made from 18 almond cookie rings of descending size and are stacked with royal icing. No matter how thickly layered the cake is, it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser in both looks and taste.