My $.01 Cake Leveler

Decorating By hrnewbie Updated 26 Apr 2011 , 8:27pm by sweetmonkeycheese

hrnewbie Posted 26 Apr 2011 , 2:43am
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Ever have an epiphany and stumble onto something really helpful? I'm a horrible cake leveler. I can't freehand it and I mangle cakes with the ones I've purchased in the past. So I've become really adept at using toothpicks, marking out the perimeter, and cutting through the cake from there.

Tonight I was tired of using a measuring tape and tried to find something that was 1" so I could use it as a reference point. I discovered that if you take apart a clothespin, the groove that was designed to hold the metal hinge is exactly 1" and, when lined up against a cake, is the PERFECT guide for toothpicks. No looking at lines. Just stick your toothpick in the groove and it will automatically slide into the cake at 1" every time.

I thought this might be a neat trick to share with those who are similarly new to decorating and and do this as a hobby.

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G_Cakes Posted 26 Apr 2011 , 2:54am
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Thanks for sharing will have to give this a try icon_smile.gif

sweetmonkeycheese Posted 26 Apr 2011 , 8:27pm
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cool tip, I suck a leveling so I dont..lol just a hobby baker so I can have wonky cakes! you should see when the inside when cut into .. ppl eating cake for free dont notice but I am sure if someone paid for a cake they'd notice

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