I found on EHOW..this process for leveling a cake...have you ever done it this way. If so..did it work?
Here is he process after baking the cake:
Prepare a dampened kitchen cloth for each layer. Make sure the cloth is large enough to fully cover the top area of the pan. Wring out any excess water.
Remove cooked layer(s) from oven and immediately cover pan with a dampened cloth. Gently press down any bumps, bulges, or swells with flat fingers until the layer reaches the desired shape.
Remove damp cloth and allow cake to cool normally before removing from the pan and adding icing.
I don't wet paper towels but use a clean linen tea towel each time and immediately press down as the cake. I've barely had to level any cake since learning this trick
Yep, what Dutchy does, on the occasions that it isn't already level.