I used to bake layer cakes and then cut the round mound off the top to make them level to layer, fill and frost. Does that sound like something you do?
The easiest way to make your cake level is to create a cool wrap for them while they are baking.
You can buy strips for your cake pans but the strips only come in certain lengths.
I used an old towel to create my cool strips.
- Measure around your pan.
- Measure how deep your pan is. You will want the towel to be folded to make it double thick.
- Cut strips. Serge together the length and then sew lengths of bias tape on each end to tie the strip together. Safety pins work well too.
- Wet the strips well with cold water. Squeeze out the drips, leaving the strips as wet as possible.
- Tie strips around cake pans and fill with batter and bake as usual.
I've done this for every pan I own including rectangular pans and it works well on them all.
I used this method of baking my cakes for the Tiered Chocolate Cake