Personal Leveling

Decorating By RHONDALA Updated 28 Mar 2009 , 7:41pm by kjskid

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RHONDALA Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 7:04pm
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Hi CC'ers!!
I was just wondering when you bake a cake for home do you still level it or just say here you go eat up lol???? just wondering...I made one for the house and did'nt level!! still cute though!!!

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Deb_ Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 7:27pm
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I never level any of my cakes (by level I mean slicing off the crown if there is one)

When they come out of the oven, if there is a crown, I immediately tip the pan over on my stainless work table (on top of parchment) and press down to "flatten" the cake level with the pan. After about 5 minutes I remove the pan. It makes for a nice dense cake without a lot of waste.

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kjskid Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 7:41pm
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It depends if I'm making a cake for home that I want to look nice for my portfolio, or just a cake for fun. I do level my cakes that go out, b/c my kids love to eat the "scraps."

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