Can I Trim The Tops Of A Checkerboard Cake?

Decorating By BirthdayCakes4Free Updated 21 Jul 2013 , 8:00pm by BirthdayCakes4Free

BirthdayCakes4Free Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 2:19am
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I made my first checkerboard cake with the Wilton insert. The vanilla cake rose up and the chocolate cake is drooping! Can I trim the tops of the cakes or will that ruin the effect? If I frost them the way they are there will be uneven frosting between the layers.

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RubinaD Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 3:13am
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you can definitely trim the tops, but do a little at a time to ensure that the cake layers are even in height.

BirthdayCakes4Free Posted 21 Jul 2013 , 8:00pm
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Thank You! I trimmed it and it turned out OK. Next time I would use the same cake recipe with food coloring to ensure they are the same height and consistency when baked. Also,  I think I will cut it instead of using the Wilton insert.




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