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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
- Chilled pastry dough
- A rolling pin
- A pastry sheet or wax paper (optional)
Bring dough to room temperature
Remove the chilled pastry dough from the refrigerator and let it warm to room temperature for easier handling and lighter pastry.
Prepare your rolling surface
Dust your rolling pin and a flat rolling surface with a handful of flour. Don’t overdo it, or your pastry will get tough.
Break off enough dough for your crust if you have more than necessary. Press it into the shape you need and dust the top with flour.
Roll the dough
Lightly roll the dough with the rolling pin, moving from the center outwards. Avoid rolling back and forth.
Turn the dough
Turn the dough one-quarter turn after each stroke to keep it from sticking to the rolling surface. Roll until the crust is 1/8-inch thick or less.
Place dough in pan
Loosen your crust from the rolling surface, and fold it in half or roll it around your rolling pin. Unroll it into your pan for the foundation for a tasty treat.