Layering a cake can be absolute fun provided you know how to go about it with perfection. To know more on how to layer a cake, read on.

How To layer A Cake

Is your after-dinner dessert option is just limited to a tub of ice cream, a bag of cookies or a bowl of multi-colored marshmallows? Get out of the dessert rut and whip up some exciting yummilicious layer cakes to appease your post-dinner sweet pangs. Whether it's strawberry cake, red velvet cake or absolutely sinful chocolate cake, you can easily turn your boring old cakes into delectable treats once you know how to layer them. While layering a cake might sound to be an intimidating task, it is in fact a child’s play and once you know how to go about it, there is nothing stopping your cakes from becoming the talk of every banquet. All you have to do is tweak up your layering skills and you are all set for the task. The process is fun, engaging and truly delightful. Check out the following section on how to layer a cake and get on with your dessert quest.

Layering A Cake 

You will need
  • Two 9 inch Cakes
  • Chocolate Icing (or Cream Cheese Almond Frosting)
  • Off-set Spatula
  • Serrated Knife
  • Measuring Spoons and Cups
  • Serving Platter
  • Wax Paper  
  • Take two of your favorite cake recipes or readymade cake mixes, whip up your own cake batter, and toss them into the oven. Once your cakes are ready, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool for a while. Using a serrated knife, gently shift the cakes from the baking dish to a plate and put them in the freezer for thirty minutes.
  • Remove the cakes from the freezer and place them on a cake table, one at a time. Now, using a serrated knife saw the layer right at the top and bottom of the cake. Repeat the same with your next cake as well.
  • For the icing, you can either use canned frosting or go for a readymade mix. If you are using a frosting mix, make sure you stick to the instructions to T. You can also make your own homemade frosting using your favorite icing recipe.
  • Take a serving platter and place waxed papers on top of it. Put a layer of cake carefully in the center of the platter.
  • Spoon out ¾ cup of icing on the center of the cake and using a spatula evenly spread the frosting over the cake. Make sure to the cover the edges as well.
  • Now carefully place the second cake on top of the first one, and ensure that both the cakes are properly aligned. Using a spatula put some frosting on the sides of the cake and spread it uniformly.
  • Put ¾ cup of icing on the second layer and spread it evenly. Complete the frosting by making swirls. You can use the remaining icing to cover the two-layered cake on all sides. Using the spatula smoothen the sides and top. Now, remove the waxed papers without disturbing the cake. With this, your layered cake is ready to be devoured.

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