March 11, 2015
Well, here is ‘How to Keep Your Cake From Doming’.
A couple of years ago, I read a tip on the internet about keeping your cake from doming. It involved cutting a strip of fabric to fit around your cake pan, saturating it with water, squeezing out the excess and pinning it around the pan.
I could not believe that would make a difference, yet I tried it anyway. I cut one of my kitchen towels into two 4″ strips, folded the edges into the middle, creating a strip 1/3 the size of the original. Then I soaked them in water, squeezed out the excess, wrapped them around the pans and secured them with safety pins. Yes, I know that was very high tech!
Oh, my gosh! It actually worked! The top was wonderfully flat! Unbelievable! No more cutting half the cake off to achieve a flat top!
Of course, I continued to use the strips and that technique until I was in the Wilton section at the craft store and found these handy dandy “Bake-Even Cake Strips”.
They actually make these and there are several different sizes. As you can see in the picture above, they work! I don’t know about you, but I alway use parchment paper in the bottom of my pans, too! There is not a worry that the cake will stick to the pan, perfect every time.
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