Assembling Layer Cakes

Essential Technique

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Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

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The general directions on the right pertain no matter which of the fillings and/or frostings outlined in the previous recipes you are using.



  1. To prepare a layer, turn the cake out onto the work surface and peel off any baking paper. Turn the cake right side up again.
  2. With a sharp serrated knife, trim the top of the cake flat. If a dome has formed in the centre, trim it off.
  3. If you need to cut one layer into more layers, hold the