How to Slice

The trick to a prettier layer cake is starting with even layers. To ensure even layers, let your cakes cool out of the pan. Use a very sharp serrated knife, and go around the edge, slicing only an inch in. Once you have the edge fully cut, finish slicing into the center.

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How to Measure Flour

Using the proper amount of flour makes all the difference when baking: Add too much, and your cakes are leaden and dense. For the most accuracy, weigh your flour instead of measuring it out in cups. If you don't have a scale, measure your flour by gently spooning flour into your measuring cup (instead of scooping) to avoid packing it down too tightly. Sweep a finger across the top to even it out.

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