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When removing the cake from the pan to cool, should you place the top of the cake down or up on the wire rack?

Minnie - from Cypress, TX

Unless your recipe tells you otherwise, the cake is usually placed top side down on the cooling rack to cool. If you need to level the cake, it is then turn with the top side up, and cut that edge to level the cake.


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