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Old 01-07-2010, 08:03 AM   #1
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What do you use to slice layers in your cake?

What do you think is the best way to slice layers in a cake? I am thinking of buying a cake leveler but wasn't sure if other people had an easy time using these or not.

Thanks for any suggestions!

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Old 01-07-2010, 08:13 AM   #2
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Two 2x4" pieces of wood (or whatever thickness you want your layers to be.) A 2x4 is 1-3/4" thick. One of these on either side of a newly baked cake will act as a guide in slicing to that thickness using a long blade knife spanning the two boards, and then slicing across the cake. They can usually be acquired for free from some building supply house (Home Depot) scrap pile... just ask and I'm sure someone will help you.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:03 AM   #3
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That is a great idea! Thank you!
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:17 AM   #4
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I have one of these and it works great. the height is adjustable.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:09 AM   #5
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I do what Sara Moulton showed on one of her shows. Just get to eye level with the cake layer (takes a bit of bending) then use a serrated knife and slice away. Works for me.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:45 AM   #6
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:42 PM   #7
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2- 2x4's or something else for equal height on both sides of the layer and dental floss to cut would do the job well!!
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:55 PM   #9
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You don't need anything for a level. Once you get the floss imbedded in the cake, just pull straight across. It stays even.
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:12 PM   #10
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I just eyeball it and use a long serrated knife.

June, when you use the dental floss do you need to cut a notch or anything or just go for it? (And don't laugh here!) Is it ok to use either waxed or unwaxed?
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