Cutting Cake Layers in Half

by Carol
(Ohio)

What is the best way to cut one cake layer into two separate layers half the thickness?


Hi Carol, I use a long cake knife for this. You will need a turntable as well. Find the center of the layer (I do it by eye, you can measure if you want to ) As you turn your cake you will cut into the layer.

Then you would take a cardboard round the same size as your cake and slip it in between the two layers to lift the top cake layer off when you are ready to fill the cakes.

It may take some practice to make the layers even. But don't worry too much if it isn't perfect as it will not show once the cakes are frosted and decorated. When sliced they will still look fine.

Hope that answers your cutting cake layers question.

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Jun 16, 2011
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Cutting Cake Layers in Half
by: Carol from Ohio

I was also wondering if freezing the baked layers first might make them less fragile and easier to work with. What do you think about that idea.
Yes definitely Carol. I forgot to mention that. Frozen cakes are difficult to cut but the cakes should be cold or at least cooled completely before cutting into layers.

Jun 17, 2011
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Freezing
by: Anonymous

I always freeze my cakes (very well wrapped) before cutting.

Aug 30, 2011
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Making a Cake For the First Time
by: Designer

I've never made a professional cake. Could you please post a video on YouTube explaining and showing how you can make one from scratch. I don't have any supplies meaning like cake pans or frosting bags to make designs.
Thank You and please reply.

Aug 30, 2011
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Youtube Tutorial
by: Lorelie

Hi Join my Youtube if you haven't yet and here is a link to an Orange cake recipe It's pretty complete with video footage of the whole process.

I will be adding more videos soon. I am in the process of writing an ebook on The steps to making a wedding cake. Maybe I should also do one specifically on the baking process.

Stay tuned for the book, videos and a whole lot more coming from this website and thank you for visiting and asking questions. If you need more answers please feel free to visit and ask again.

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