How do you flatten a cake top after baking?
How do you cut a cake evenly?
It seems like a straight blade would be cleaner, but actually a serrated blade cuts through cake more easily. A thin blade, like a tomato knife, is best, but a serrated bread knife also works. Use a gentle sawing motion to cut. (Here’s how to keep your knives sharp.)
Should you cut a cake when it’s hot or cold?
How do you layer a cake on top of each other?
- To assemble, first place a cooled/chilled cake layer top side-down on a cardboard round, or directly onto you cake stand or plate. This way you’ll have a smooth surface to work with.
- Top with a layer of frosting or filling, about 1 cup for an 8 or 9-inch cake.
- Repeat with remaining layers.
How do you layer a cake without breaking it?
Should I put cake in fridge before icing?
Baking pros in our test kitchen emphasize that it is essential to let the cake completely cool before frosting. Better yet, you can let the cake sit in the refrigerator for a while to make the process even easier.
Does refrigerating cake dry it out?
How long do you wait to put icing on a cake?
What to put on a cake before icing?
How long should you leave cake in pan after baking?
How make icing for cake at home?
Cream cheese icing:
- 0.5 cups (120mL) butter or margarine.
- 1 cup (240mL) cream cheese.
- 2 cups (480mL) powdered sugar.
- 1 teaspoon (5mL) vanilla extract.
How do you stick icing decorations to a cake?
How do you get icing to stick to icing?
How do you use ready to roll icing on a sponge cake?
What is edible glue for cakes?
How do you stick sweets to a cake?
How do you stick sprinkles to a cake?
How do you make sprinkles stick to cake without icing?
How much sprinkles do I need to cover a cake?
Once you go above a 10 inch round cake, you’ll need at least 3 bags of sprinkles or a 1 pound bulk bag of sprinkles from our shop for a more cost effective option. You can always find something to do with leftover sprinkles!
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.