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post #1 of 18
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hey yall.... do ya'll cut off the edges of ur cakes along with the top when you level it?  ive been noticing before cakes are iced (on some sites)  they are nothing but cake!!  no top or sides.. ???

post #2 of 18

often yes i do--individual choice--

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post #3 of 18
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ok.. ty.. the cake I did last week I did that... but since it was my first time to do it that way... do u have any suggestions.... Im guessing the best way is to do it while frozen??? ty

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yes--that's usually how i do it-- i set a sheet tray under my turntable and take a nice serrated knife and slice off the edge in narrow strips that fall onto the sheet pan--i just go all the way around the cake and make it smoothy smooth--

 

makes it much easier to ice the cake efficiently for me--get the icing smoother without brown spots--then you can use an even amount of icing--saves money saves time--works for me--

 

it's a prettier look when it's served imo

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Never.

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post #6 of 18
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I have a hard time getting my smaller cakes to not have crusty edges.. I turned my heat down and ive put aluminum foil over them but I always have to trim the rough edges off...???

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Originally Posted by happy tiers View Post
 

I have a hard time getting my smaller cakes to not have crusty edges.. I turned my heat down and ive put aluminum foil over them but I always have to trim the rough edges off...???

 

 

i think it's a very good idea to trim that dry stuff off--another good reason--so it doesn't pull the moisture out of the middle of the cake over time

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post #8 of 18
Nope. Most of my cakes don't have "edges" though since I bake full sheets and cut the sizes I need from them.
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post #9 of 18

I never trim. If I feel the edges are too crisp, I wrap the cake in Plastic wrap 10 minutes after it is out of the oven. The cake will "steam" in the plastic and after a few hours or overnight, the edges will be soft. Plus the steam boosts the moisture in the cake itself.

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post #10 of 18

especially for white layer cake--it's much prettier on the plate without the browned edges & bits imo

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post #11 of 18
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yes--that's usually how i do it-- i set a sheet tray under my turntable and take a nice serrated knife and slice off the edge in narrow strips that fall onto the sheet pan--i just go all the way around the cake and make it smoothy smooth--

 

makes it much easier to ice the cake efficiently for me--get the icing smoother without brown spots--then you can use an even amount of icing--saves money saves time--works for me--

 

it's a prettier look when it's served imo

 

 

but i wait until the cake is filled and stacked into a tier--then i set the entire un-iced frozen tier on my turntable and trim--not just individual single layers

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post #12 of 18
No. It's a waste of my time, and cake.
post #13 of 18
I don't cut any part of it unless I'm actually carving it.
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post #14 of 18

I don't ever cut the edges off - no need

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post #15 of 18
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Nope. Most of my cakes don't have "edges" though since I bake full sheets and cut the sizes I need from them.

Do you cut round cakes from the sheet cake? What do you do with the left over cake?
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