Hi Michelle,

I could not view the tutorial on torting or splitting a cake. I bought one of those cake levelers but I haven't used it yet and I have a two layer cake that I'm doing this weekend for a baby shower.

I was thinking about using lemon instant pudding mix with buttercream to make the filling. Can you send me instructions on how to tort/split a cake since I couldn't see the tutorial. And do those cake levelers work or should I just use a knife to prepare the cake for torting? I'm getting a little better at this cake thing.

Thank God for this web site.

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May 02, 2009
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi Tammie,

I haven't used a cake leveler so I don't know how easy they are to use. Here's a neat trick for torting (leveling) when you're just starting out:

lay two pieces of wood either side of the cake that are the height you would like each layer to be (usually 1 1/2" to 2") and run the knife along the wood as you cut. Always perfectly level. After a few times you won't need the guides - you'll be able to eyeball it.

Michelle (editor)

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