Tablespoon: How to Make Thin Cake Layers {cheaters edition}

I’m no baker.  Sure I like to bake but you definitely won’t find a cake that has frosting that looks like butterfly wings or draped with perfectly molded fondant. Totally not my thing but I envy those who can.

Layered Cake

What is my thing? Homemade cake. Homemade cake slathered in homemade frosting… two layers, because that’s all I can handle.


So when Tablespoon asked me to do a “how to” using this cake-layer slicing kit… I couldn’t resist. I thought I’d me baking two layered cakes fo-life.


So I made a homemade cake. Sliced it all thin, layered it with peach jam {you like?} and then frosted it with homemade whipped cream. ANNNNNND to make it all pretty like… I topped it with sliced nectarines and fresh blueberries.


Ohhhh me gorsh. So pretty and so yummy! It actually pained me to cut into it… and eat 3 pieces. But only for 1.2 seconds until I realized its cake… and cake is meant to be eaten!

Cake Layers

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13 Responses to “Tablespoon: How to Make Thin Cake Layers {cheaters edition}”

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    Jackie {The Beeroness} — July 24, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I’m going to go ahead and disagree with you about not being a baker, this looks fabulous. You’re are super talented, my friend.

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    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance — July 24, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I second what Jackie said above, this cake looks amazing!

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — July 24, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Laurie, you have mad baking skills!!!! Dang chica. Can I come over for a slice?

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    Jaclyn — July 24, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    How handy. I don’t consider myself much of a baker either…although I love baked goods. Your cake however is absolutely gorgeous!

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    Corazón — July 24, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    This looks fabulously delicious and you photographed it so beautifully. the fresh fruit on top looks wonderful! 🙂

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    Tracy @ Peanut Butter and Onion — July 24, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I need one of these

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    Katrina @ WVS — July 24, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Such a fun, easy, idea! Also, this cake looks fabulous!

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    Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie — July 24, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Ok, SUPER gorgeous cake – the colors of the fruit are just fantastic!

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    Tieghan Gerard — July 24, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Oh please, You are such a baker! This cake looks awesome!

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    Cathi — July 25, 2013 at 9:43 am


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    Jessie Bryant — July 25, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I love homemade cakes! My daughter and I love to bake various cakes. Your recipe is so pretty and looks so delicious. I would love to try this. Thanks! 🙂

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — July 28, 2013 at 1:13 am

    I’m so bad at slicing thin layers like this. Yours looks so yummy! I love all the fresh fruit on top!

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    Hayley Parker — July 31, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    If you’re not a baker, than I am not a human. Well, actually, that’s a terrible argument because some may agree with me on that one (about the not human part) but you get what I’m saying.

    Those layers are perfection.

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