pastry arts class learning how to cut and decorate a cake

Knife Skills: How to Create Perfect Tiers for Your Layer Cake

Making a layer cake isn’t exactly, well, a piece of cake.

When it comes to making layer cakes, it’s all about the tiers — and not the crying kind, though Pinterest-worthy layer cakes can occasionally cause some waterworks. Achieving those perfect, beautiful tiers can be tricky.

With the right tools and an expert teacher, it doesn't have to be. That’s why ICE + Wüsthof partnered to present a knife skills video demonstrating the proper knife and technique for splitting a cake into layers.

Watch as Chef Sabrina Sexton levels a pound cake into perfect tiers using a serrated bread knife (and don’t miss the stunning layer cake at the end).

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