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Flat Top Cake layers

Take an old dish towel and cut it into strips. Wet the strips and squeeze them out. Once you have poured your batter in the pan and patted the bottom to remove air bubbles take a wet towel strip and wrap it around the cake pan and tuck the end into the wrapped strip. (If they are not long enough attach them together with safety pins.) This will allow the cake to cook evenly and will give you more of a flat top to decorate.

Flat Top Cake layers
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great wedding cake tiers

great wedding cake tiers

Great compliment getter when I'm baking wedding cakes. Instead of trimming the top of the layers off even with the baking pan as they teach in Wilton cake classes, I place a linen dish towel (used only for this) over the layer immediately after removing from the oven. I place a large cutting board over the towel, weight it down with something heavy & let steam 5 min. & remove . The layer is dense-moist-pound cake texture- easy to handle, stack, decorate & deliver . EASY TO CUT & SERVE !!!


Cheesecake - Prevent Large Cracks

Cheesecake - Prevent Large Cracks

Gently beat the filling after you add the eggs and stir in the remaining ingredients by hand. Vigorous beating will allow too much air which may cause the cheesecake to puff up, then fall and crack. As a test for doneness, if the cake jiggles, return it to the oven for more baking. Inserting a knife for this purpose may cause the knife hole to grow into a large crack. Also, set a minute timer for the exact cooling time recommended in the recipe.



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