Baking a cake
How do you get your cake so flat on top when you are baking it?Answer
My cakes don't always come out flat on top. I usually have to slice off a little from the top. Although I have never used them, cake strips may be the way to go to make sure that your cakes bake evenly.
You dampen the strips and wrap them around your pans. This keeps the outer edges from baking too quickly and prevents a dome in the middle of your cake.
Wilton Bake Even Cake Strips or
Magi-Cake Strips are two well known brands.
Hope this helps.