While I'm not a professional baker by any means, I'm not a complete novice. But I have to tell you, I had never heard of this trick before and can say with complete honesty that I will never bake another layer cake without using dampened towel strips!! Mirlandra of Mirlandra's Kitchen posted this wonderful How-To last October and I recently found it on Pinterest and used it on a cake I baked for Easter. The following two photos and recipe are courtesy of Mirlandra's Kitchen.
Here are Mirlandra's Instructions on How To Bake A Perfect Cake
We made a delicious Easter M&M Ice Cream Cake with a recipe I found on The Gunny Sack. Tonia from The Gunny Sack, states in the instructions, to let the layers cool and use a large serrated knife to cut off the domes. But let me tell you, with this trick, the layers will turn out perfectly flat and with a beautiful edge. The layers were baked in spring form pans and the towel strips worked perfectly.
I didn't take pictures of the cake I baked during the process, but did take a quick shot after it was cut (and partially eaten!!) Never in my life have I baked such beautifully flat layers - if only I could have gotten them even, but hey, they were nice and flat! Next time, I'll work on even!
I can't thank Mirlandra enough for this life changing tip! I've been singing her praises for days now and can't wait to bake another cake! Take a minute to visit her over at Mirlandra's Kitchen and check out some of her amazing recipes. I can't wait to try out her Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Frosting! I think I've gained about 5 lbs while just reading the recipe!!
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Hope the rest of your week is wonderful!