Level cakes

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Pauly

Level cakes

There must be an easy way or ensuring that your cake rises evenly and not like a mountain. All the cake pictures I see are nice and flat. Do they just cut the top off before they decorate it?

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Welshcookie

Level cakes

Check your oven temperature is correct, with a thermometer.

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Thistledo

Level cakes

I take it we're talking about fruit cakes. Yes, some people do level the top off if it rises too much, then they turn it upside down and decorate the bottom.

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sam from worthing

level cakes


or if its a victoria sponge type cake, take a spoon that has been dunked in warm water, and make a tiny dent in the centre of your cake mix, and swirl it outwards, then any rise should level off during the cooking process.

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Pauly

Level cakes

Thanks for the replies. Yes I did mean sponge cakes (and cup cakes too). I will check my temperature and try the warm spoon idea. Does having the oven set to the fan make a difference?

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Welshcookie

Level cakes

Yes the fan does make a difference. Set it about 20 degrees lower, but consult the handbook for more accurate information.

 
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