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How can you make sure your layers are perfectly level when stacking a cake?

rose - from monongahela, PA

There are two ways to level and trim your cake layers. One way is to use a serrated knife. To use a serrated knife, place your cake on a turn table and, using a gentle sawing motion, cut through the cake while turning the turn table. The other way is to use a Wilton Cake Leveler. This tool will give you even and level layers every time because it has an adjustable wire that cuts through the cake. Just place your cake on a level surface, adjust the wire to the proper height and gently cut through the cake. And it can be used on cakes up to 10 inches round. Visit for more infomation or to purchase the cake leveler.

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