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How to cut even cake layers

Cut cake layers evenly every time with this handy toothpick trick from out Test Kitchen experts.
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  • To level the top of the cake, you’ll want to use a finely serrated knife.

  • Hold the knife horizontal and using a gentle sawing action, trim just enough cake to level the top.

  • To split the cake, place toothpicks to mark the half-way point around the middle of the cake.

  • Holding the knife horizontally, cut the cake in half and gently lift the top layer off.

Your cake is now ready to be filled and decorated, and whether you want a rich chocolate ganache or classic jam and cream centre, this trick will allow you to create even cake layers every time.

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