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Old 10-22-2014, 07:03 AM   #1
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I am splitting 2 9 inch layer cakes. I have 4 layers....how or what way is the best way as far as placing the layers tog on the plate go? Usually for a 2 layer I place top down on plate then 2 nd layer top up. But with the layers cut ,what is the best way to do that. Would it be the same as if I didn't cut it?

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Old 10-22-2014, 08:04 AM   #2
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Since the top of the cake is usually a bit domed, you should slice off the domed part so that you when you split the cake you have two flat slices of equal size.

I usually make sure that the top slice is bottom up because it is less crumby
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:09 AM   #3
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Since the top of the cake is usually a bit domed, you should slice off the domed part so that you when you split the cake you have two flat slices of equal size.

I usually make sure that the top slice is bottom up because it is less crumby

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Old 10-22-2014, 11:46 AM   #4
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Ok, top up less crumbly. But if I cut two nine inch pans in half I will have two tops and two bottoms. Are u telling me to place all cut sides down when assembling all four layers
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Old 10-22-2014, 12:02 PM   #5
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I'm saying that you should slice off the domed part from both cakes so that you have 4 uniform slices. Use an uncut side (bottom) for your top layer.
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Old 10-22-2014, 12:24 PM   #6
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So I would use One uncut side a bottom for the top layer and also a bottom for the bottom layer? Would the bottom one be cut side down? Then of course the two middles would be the ones that you cut the dome off. And that would leave these with both sides that have crumbs?
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Use the "bottoms" because there is less crumbs. Use one, as Jennyema said, for the top. You can use the other for any of the other three layers.
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Old 10-22-2014, 02:25 PM   #8
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Use the other bottom for other three layers. So it doesn't matter how the other three layers go as far as stacking the layers. Would it be right to put the other bottom first then the other two that I trimmed the dome off of on the bottom one? If so do I put the crumb side up on the bottom one? Sorry... Never done this before. All my other cakes I never split so didn't have to worry about crumbs. And they come out ok so really never had to level them either.
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Put one bottom on the bottom, cut side up.

Use the two trimmed tops for the middle two layers. It doesn't matter which side is up.

Use the second bottom for the top, cut side down.
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:41 PM   #10
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Thank you.
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