Step 1: Make a Plan
In this case I'm planning on 4 layers, with each layer being a 9x13 cake. The ears and tail are add-ons that I'll apply separately.
Step 2: Clean Your Workspace!
Step 3: Preheat the Oven
Your oven rack should be in the center for even baking.
Step 4: Assemble Your Supplies
Everything should be at room temperature to ensure even mixing, so take the eggs out of the fridge about half an hour before you're ready to start.
Clean utensils and a good mixing bowl will also help to create a great finished product.