Cutting into your cake to create layers for extra filling can be a really daunting task. Oh, to create the perfect horizontal layers with an even cut every time. There are many methodical options for cutting the cake; you could measure and hope for the best or you could sandwich your cake layer using the plate trick. Instead, wow your guests with flawlessly sliced cakes, layered to perfection every single time by using a unique trick that Food & Wine has perfected to an art form. Pull out your toiletry bag for this one… forget the knife and unwind some dental floss! Yep, you read that right. This trick takes out all of the guess work and anxiety out of what could otherwise be a tricky process and results in evenly cut layers that are ready for the Mile-High Club, such as in the Mile High White Chocolate Hummingbird Cake pictured above. To see how this simple and stress free technique is done, be sure to check out this video. Tip: Run out or only have mint flavored floss? No problem, this same technique can be substituted with thin kitchen twine.
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