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Tutorial: Cake Layering by cakecrumbs Tutorial: Cake Layering by cakecrumbs
[ETA] I'm re-doing my tutorials to make them more dA-friendly.

What would you say if I told you you could flawlessly layer a cake with a piece of string?

It's a piece of cake!

I spent $50 on a Wilton cake layering tool only to have it routinely fail, and eye balling it was always at least slightly imprecise, particularly on large cakes.

So I decided it was time to return to basics. This technique is perfect, and is not as time consuming as you'd think. I avoided trying this for years because I thought it would be too bothersome, but it's really not a fuss at all. It is now my go-to layering technique.

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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Great tut!
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ninjassinwolf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
do you use a crumb coat? if so do you have a tut on how you do it?
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UniquelySane Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh jeeze. Never thought of cutting around the edge of a cake before doing the string thing (I normally use floss, works great!), even though I've gone to grab a knife to start the slicing a few times.

Thanks for posting!
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
My pleasure! I'm glad it could help.
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g3m1n1 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks. i'd always wondered how to do that.
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Welcome. :]
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AtomicTaco24 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's cool! Nice new trick to cut cakes with! Thanks!
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
My pleasure entirely! :]
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TheGreatGreenLion Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist
This is really handy, Thanks. I can now do this and finally have even layers on my rainbow cake. First time I did it the inside actually had a curve like a rainbow.
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Awesome. :D Glad I could help.
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Hisietari Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Oh, that's so handy! Thanks a lot, that'll make handling sponges a lot easier without having to buy the gross(-ly) overpriced stuff from the supermarket. :woohoo:
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Isn't it amazing how, for all our technology, the cheapest and most old fashined techniques are still the best. I've wasted more money than I dare to count on layering tools.
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Hisietari Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
The only thing I ever found attractive was a set of steel rings to put around the cake, which were supposed to help levelling the knife. I didn't try them, obviously, but I guess the matches are a safer thing. They won't slide anywhere they don't belong.
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Oh yes, I saw that on Amazon once. It was the only thing I thought would work, provided the cake was the right shape. Doesn't work on square cakes or whatever.
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Hisietari Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Very true! But then, in this place people aren't very creative with cake shapes, so I guess most wouldn't think of anything but spring form sponges. :/
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arualcat Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
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donna-j Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
THANKS FOR THE HINT! I just finished 40 cookies and 2 loaf cakes today and bake for my husband's card club. I always wanted to know a trick for dividing the cake.( Ps. I got a plaque last year calling me "The happy Cooker")
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
I'm so glad it could help! I hope it goes really well for you.
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