Frosting A Layer Cake

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Make a two or three-layer cake and allow to cool.
  2. Make a recipe of frosting.
  3. Get out a 10 to 11-inch cake plate.
  4. Center the first layer of the cake on the cake plate.
  5. If you are making a 2-layer cake, spoon about ⅓ of the frosting on top of the first layer.
  6. If you are making a 3-layer cake, spoon about ¼ of the frosting on top of the first layer.
  7. With a knife or a flexible spreading tool, distribute the frosting over the top of the cake so that it is about ¼-inch thick.
  8. Any excess frosting can be spread around the side of the cake.
  9. When spreading frosting around the side of the cake, position your knife vertically with the knife as flat as possible against the side of the cake. Spread the frosting from the top down to the bottom of the cake.
  10. Place the second cake layer over first.
  11. Repeat the above process for the second layer.
  12. If you are making a 3-layer cake, add the last cake layer and repeat the frosting process.
  13. At this point you should have about ¼ of the frosting left in your work bowl.
  14. With the knife flat against the side of the cake work the remaining frosting around the cake until the frosting is smooth and the space where the layers meet can no longer be distinguished.
  15. Don't worry if your cake doesn't look as perfect as the ones you see in bakery cases. Your homemade cake will be appreciated by all who see and taste it!
  16. The cake featured in this slide show is a Lemon Layer Cake frosted with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting.
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