Have a look, if you dare, at this vision of our brave new world. Does all this sweetness and light being made by our robot overlords make you cry? It does me. Let me offer an antidote:
Here is a recipe for a good white cake, and here is a link for a foolproof buttercream icing of Dorie Greenspan's. The cake you see here has lovely apricot jam my Mother made in between layers. Yes; still singing the same old song, but this version is also very nice.