Do I Have To Cut Tops Off Cake After Baking??

Decorating By GARY Updated 26 Mar 2009 , 7:04pm by GARY

GARY Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 5:08pm
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HI.....just wondering if I really need to cut the tops after I bake them even if they seem level?? I always get confused on this. Thanks-Gina

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aswartzw Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 5:10pm
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You only need to remove the tops it they are humped.

prterrell Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 5:16pm
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The only reason to cut the top off is to level the cake.

kakeladi Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 5:34pm
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If there is just a slight 'hump' in the cake you can put something solid (cookie sheet, cake circle, cooling rack etc) over it and press down. This needs to be done as soon as it comes out of the oven. It will level the cake w/the top of the pan.

sgauta Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 5:42pm
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I always trim off the crown, even if it seems level. It takes away a layer of the "tougher" part of the cake and ensures that the cakes stack nice and evenly. icon_biggrin.gif

Sarah

sgauta Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 5:43pm
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I always trim off the crown, even if it seems level. It takes away a layer of the "tougher" part of the cake and ensures that the cakes stack nice and evenly. icon_biggrin.gif

Sarah

artscallion Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 6:00pm
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I always trim the crown too, even if it doesn't need it for leveling. I find it makes for a rougher surface that helps prevent layer slippage.

GARY Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 7:04pm
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thanks for all your help!-Gina

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