Perfectly flat layers for a layer cake are the key to even frosting, quick assembly, and a cake that looks as good as it tastes. Sure, you can try to trim the layers down when they come out of the oven, but this DIY strip is easy to make and does the work for you. Cake strips keep the outside of the pan cool, which helps the outer edges and middle cook together, and results in a flatter layer. All you need to make a cake strip is some scrap material from an old shirt or kitchen towel, and two safety pins. Cut the cloth so it wraps around your pan at least once. You can have it wrap around more than once to create more coverage.
Bake Even Cake Strips, 2-Piece
Bake Even Cake Strips, 2-Piece | Wilton
Cake Strips to the Rescue
You can easily make your own cake strips with heavy-duty aluminum foil and paper towels, which are especially useful for larger and odd-shaped pans. Here is the technique, using a 9 x 2 inch round pan as our example:. Cut enough paper towels strips to make a long strip that is 5 inches shorter than the aluminum strip.
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