New to making layered cakes? Been intrigued by, but too intimidated to try, the multiple layered tall cakes that are all over Pinterest? We’ve made two videos to help you easily make beautiful layered cakes.
Whether you’re baking a cake for a special occasion or a small gathering, you want great results. But sometimes your cake comes out of the oven with a domed top, called a “crown.” If your cake isn’t level, it will be difficult to layer and stack. You can’t make up for significant variation in height with icing, as that just brings more trouble — your layers might crack or break.
We thought a video might help walk you through the easy process of leveling your cake, while also showing you how you can torte your cake. Torting is the process of splitting or cutting the layers of your cake to make two or three layers. (The name comes from its resemblance of a torte dessert.) Torting allows you to make a taller cake by adding additional filling between the layers. Layering and torting are done using a cake leveler or knife, and doing so gives you a more uniform cake.
Once you’ve leveled and torted your cake, you’re ready to fill and layer your cake. Tall cakes are very on trend right now, and you can add height (and delicious flavor) by adding filling between your layers of cake. While this is another easy technique, it brings a wow factor to your cake. You’ll be so proud when you cut into your cake to reveal multiple decadent layers of cake and filling. But there are tricks to making this easy, especially if you’re going to fill the cake with a special filling, like custard, fruit, jam or jelly. I tell you how to do it right.
I hope these tips and tricks make it easier for you to make a filled cake with several layers. Give it a try and let us know how it went — just leave a comment! We love to hear from you.