My name is Leslie Macchiarella. I'm a Los Angeles lawyer, solo mom to 3 teens, keeper of 3 dogs, 3 cats and 2 turtles. I am a home baker and author of the vintage cake blog, Bake This Cake! I am a history and research hound with a great collection of vintage cookbooks. I strive to bring elegant vintage cakes back to the modern table (with just a few twists), showing you step by step all the way.