How to cut a cake in half

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.


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


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