Well, it’s the middle of July again, which means kaylasmom’s birthday is at hand, and I want to make her a birthday cake. I generally put together a mix cake, and I prefer to make it layered. This means, of course, that I divide the batter into two round pans, bake them simultaneously, cool them, and assemble the finished product from two disks of cakey goodness, glued together with frosting, and covered all over with more frosting.
The damnable thing is, when I get ready to assemble the cake, I find I don’t have two disks; I have two scale models of the Astrodome. What’s up with this? Can anyone share a technique for making cake layers have flat tops, instead of big rounded lids?
Thanks a bunch.