This recipe used NINE eggs! They all needed to be separated so I used my egg separater. I usually do it by hand but 9 is a lot of eggs. And if you are whipping egg whites separately, which this recipe calls for, you cannot have one tiny bit of yolk in the whites.
I always line my cake pans with these parchment circles. You can purchase 8", 9" or 10" circles. It's so much quicker to use these rather than cut each circle out.
These are my cake strips. They are called Rose's Heavenly Cake Strips. They are made of silicone and these are for my 9 inch cake pans. They help insulate the pan for more even baking and also they help my cakes not develop a dome on top which has to always be removed before icing.