"I do this with every cake that I make, and it makes a big difference! I also use the bake even strips and don't have to trim much to get them level, so they stay high. I don't bake a cake without the meringue powder now! I found out by mistake once that it doesn't work if you add it after you mix either."
Jen, are you using in box or homemade? Sorry, the conversation keeps going back and forth between both and I get so easily confused.