How to Cut Cake Layers

Cutting a single round cake into three even layers is a piece of...well, you know.

STEP 1
Press the flat edge of a serrated-blade knife on the top of the cake and, using a sawing motion, level off any uneven bumps. Flip the cake over. Using a ruler, measure the cake into thirds at several points around the side of the cake.Brenda Weaver
STEP 2
Score the side of the cake all around with the knife, connecting each score mark in straight, horizontal lines. Cut 1 inch deep into the side of the cake at the top-third score line; rotate the cake counterclockwise while keeping the knife stationary, dragging it along the line.Brenda Weaver
STEP 3
Continue turning the cake and dragging the knife closer to the middle until the top third releases. Repeat with remaining cake, so you'll have 3 layers.Brenda Weaver