How to level a Domed Cake

A quick and easy way of levelling a domed cake is to put it back into the tin it was baked in and slicing the top off.

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If the cake is shallower than the tin, you can prop up using a cake board(s) which is an inch smaller than the cake to prop up the cake, saucer etc  then put the cake back in and level as above

Home-made corner Extensions for Cake Boxes

Deep boxes can be quite pricey and occasionally I get carried away with cake designs and end up with a cake a lot taller than initially designed. It is then that I discover that I actually need a deep box to allow for the design change (several times this discovery is made at 2am and the cake is due to go out the next day. Too late to order on-line, and no sugar craft shops are open at that hour!- So I thought I would share a very quick and inexpensive way of making corner extensions (cheaper than buying a giant cupcake box/ extra deep cake boxes at current prices). This is a cost you can cut down on quite easily

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All you need is some scissors and cardboard (I used a cake box lid-)

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Cut into 4 equal strips, about 8cm wide in this case

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Fold the strips into half lengthwise

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Tuck them into the corners of your assembled box. Tip- do the far corners first

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You can staple them to secure them, but I find I never need to

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Place cake onto box and repeat same process with the near corners

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Place lid on- Nice and secure way of transporting you cake

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