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How to cut a cake in half

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Want to achieve a perfectly level layer cake? See how to cut a sponge in half – an essential step when filling a cake with jam or buttercream.

To pull off an impressive layer cake, the tiers need to be evenly sliced to keep the cake balanced. See how to cut a sponge cake in half with our step-by-step video, then fill your cake with buttercream, jam or ganache.

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Use our techniques to make any of our layer cake recipes, including chocolate & raspberry birthday cake, Black Forest gateau and more.

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Plus, see how to tier a cake using dowels and cake boards to finish off your showstopping centrepiece.

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