How To Make a Layer Cake for Beginners

Kristin Hoffman (author of Baker Bettie’s Better Baking Book) provides an easy tutorial on how to make the perfect layer cake.

You probably know by now that baking science and techniques are my passion.

However, decorating baked goods has never been my forte!

Decorating requires a whole different set of skills!

Luckily, I have an assistant who is a pastry chef and has a lot of experience with decorating!

She was so kind to help me with a tutorial about how to build and decorate a layer cake.

In this tutorial, which includes a detailed video, she walks through all of these important details for making a basic layer cake:

  • How to Level Your Cake Layers
  • Stacking and Filling Your Layers
  • How to Crumb Coat
  • How to Get a Smooth Final Coat
  • Basic Decorating Techniques
  • Essential Tools for Cake Decorating

If you are intimidated by cake decorating, this is the place to start!


Happy Baking!

Baker Bettie

Baker Bettie’s Better Baking Book

Classic Baking Techniques and Recipes for Building Baking Confidence

Baking from scratch can be hard. Baking is a particular science that requires precise measurements and steps. With Kristin Hoffman, aka Baker Bettie, the science behind baking will become second nature! Baker Bettie’s Better Baking Book lays a foundation of basic baking skills and master recipes that are sure to boost your baking confidence.

Learn top tips from a professional chef. Consider Baker Bettie’s Better Baking Book your at-home culinary and baking school guide. This baking cookbook goes beyond the recipe by teaching the science behind baking. From measurements, techniques, step-by-step processes, to how to use base recipes to create endless baked goods that will make you drool. This book ensures that you will be able to tackle any baking recipe with confidence!

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