How to cut a cake into even layers

How to cut a cake evenly into cake layers | completelydelicious.com

For a more dramatic presentation, you can cut 2 (or more) baked cake layers in half to create more layers and a taller cake. There are several ways to do this, but this method is my favorite and it requires no special tools!

  1. Chill cake layers completely in the fridge before slicing.
  2. Use a small paring knife to score the outside edge of the cake halfway up the side. Get down at eye level if necessary.
  3. Use a large serrated knife to slice through the cake horizontally, using the scored line as a guide. Go slow, there’s no need to rush.
  4. Lift the top half of the cake up with the help of the serrated knife.
  5. Use cake layers immediately, or return to the fridge until ready to assemble.

For more help and photos, see my full post on how to cut a cake into even layers.