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 for life. But no.


So I made a homemade yellow cake. Sliced it all thin, then layered it with peach jam (do you like where this is going?) 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!

Now that you know you How to Make Thin Cake Layers, you can make cakes like this one!

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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