I was just wondering when you bake a cake for home do you still level it or just say here you go eat up lol???? just wondering...I made one for the house and did'nt level it..lol!! still cute though!!!
I never level any of my cakes (by level I mean slicing off the crown if there is one)
When they come out of the oven, if there is a crown, I immediately tip the pan over on my stainless work table (on top of parchment) and press down to "flatten" the cake level with the pan. After about 5 minutes I remove the pan. It makes for a nice dense cake without a lot of waste.
It depends if I'm making a cake for home that I want to look nice for my portfolio, or just a cake for fun. I do level my cakes that go out, b/c my kids love to eat the "scraps."