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How to Thicken Frosting

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Layer Cake

Most of the time, when we think of frosting, we think of something sweet with a thick, smooth and spreadable consistency. Frosting can be very thin, like a glaze, when you want to drizzle a little extra something over the top of a bundt cake, but we usually want a thicker frosting for topping our cupcakes and layer cakes. The exact consistency of frosting will ... Read More »

Celebration Cake Pans

Celebration Cake Pans

Layer cakes are usually made with layers of plain, round cakes, stacked up to turn a simple dessert into a dramatic centerpiece. Occasionally, you will see a layer cake that uses square cakes for a slightly unusual look, but round is the standard for layer cakes. Williams Sonoma recently introduced layer cake pans with a little extra flair that will give your cakes a slightly ... Read More »

Vanilla and Lemon Layer Cake

Vanilla and Lemon Layer Cake

I originally put this Vanilla and Lemon Layer Cake together for a friend who loves lemon. It wasn’t a stretch for me since I love to put lemons into baked goods when I have a bunch of them in my kitchen. The cake is made up of three rounds of vanilla cake that are layered together with homemade lemon curd and a lemon cream cheese ... Read More »

Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie, despite its name, is not a pie at all. Boston Cream Pie is a layer cake that is filled with pastry cream and topped of with an indulgent chocolate glaze. The dessert is said to have been created at Boston’s Parker House Hotel in 1856, and it has been popular ever since – even becoming the official dessert of the state of ... Read More »

Frieling Layer Cake Slicing Kit

Frieling Cake Slicer

The hardest thing about making a layer cake is getting evenly sliced layers. It never seems like it will be that difficult to level the rounded top off of a single layer or cake, or to cut a taller cake into two even pieces, but even pros end up with uneven layers sometimes. The trick to getting even layers is to have a very large ... Read More »

What is buttercream?

Chocolate Chip Layer Cake with Chocolate Chip Buttercream

You can top a cake with whipped cream or glaze it with ganache, but the most popular way to finish off a cake is with a layer of buttercream frosting. Buttercream is a sweet frosting that is rich with butter and has a silky texture that melts against your tongue when you bite into it. There are several types of buttercream and some are far ... Read More »

The Cake Knife

The Cake Knife

Layer cakes are notoriously difficult to slice and serve if you want to keep the slices looking their best. After the cake has been sliced, you typically need to slide a small spatula or even a pie server underneath the wedge of cake and try to transfer it to a waiting dessert plate. The multi-layer slices of cake often shift around, needing to be held ... Read More »

Chocolate Chip Layer Cake with Chocolate Chip Buttercream

Chocolate Chip Layer Cake with Chocolate Chip Buttercream

As much as I enjoy a good layer cake, most of them don’t have a lot going on texture-wise. Tender, fluffy layers of cake are sandwiched with creamy frosting. It is a wonderful contrast no matter what flavor cake you’re enjoying – no doubt about that! – but sometimes it is nice to have some nuts, chocolate chips or other elements to add some texture ... Read More »

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