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Your next cake will be tasty AND beautiful if you follow the baking, frosting, and icing tips and tricks in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A cooled-down cake
- A serrated knife
- A platter
- Strips of wax paper
- An offset spatula or table knife
- A spoon
- A wooden skewer (optional) (optional)
Slice off the top
Slice off the top of your cake, if dome-shaped. The serrated knife will make a uniform, flat surface for your frosting.
Add a tiny bit of frosting to the platter
Add a tiny bit of frosting to the center of the platter. This will keep your cake from moving as you frost.
Add the wax paper
Line the edges of the platter with the strips of wax paper. The cake will hold them in place.
Set your cake on the platter
Set your cake on the platter.
Frost the top, then the sides
Frost the top, then the sides. Use an offset spatula or table knife to distribute the frosting evenly, and repeat this step if you have more than one layer.
Add the finishing touches
Add the finishing touches. With your spoon, create wave-like patterns in the frosting - or keep it smooth.
Remove wax paper
Remove the wax paper. Now you have a clean platter to display that great-looking cake!