Monday, November 16, 2009

The perfect flat cake

Baking a flat cake is not as simple as it sounds, over the years l have tried various tricks. Rotating the cake, using a flower nail, lowering the oven temperature and the list goes of tricks goes on. After scouring the internet l came across some DIY baking strips, and as you can see in the picture above they worked! Who would of thought something so simple could work so effectively. I'm not sure if this was a fluke or not but they also made the cakes rise to 4 inches in height.

Cut a piece of tin foil and Paper towel long enough to fit around your tin.

Fold the Paper Towel in half. Wet a clean sponge and squeeze the water onto the paper towel.

Fold Tin Foil over so it covers the Paper Towel and do the same to the other side

Wrap the tin foil around the tin and secure with string.


Y x


  1. I have a cake in the oven now, following this method. Will let you know how it goes.

  2. this worked for me, wondering if it works on large, say 12 inch cakes as well

  3. I use a cut up teatowel, soaked in water, then pin it using a normal dressmakers pin, it also works well for flat cakes :)
    Thanks for the tip!