You know when you’re baking a cake and it gets that annoying mound in the middle? Unless you’re decorating it to look like a ladybird, this is not normally a helpful shape for a cake to be.
Cake idea for next year Florrie?!
Anyway, the pinterest cake at the top led me to this lovely blog which explained how to create a nice flat topped cake. It appears you need a fancy schmancy cake wrap…or a wet towel!
It worked a treat! I was kinda worried about the towel catching fire though! The towel was bone dry when it came out and a little brown but I think I could happily use the same strip again for my next flat cake attempt. (You can also see in this pic that I secured the towel using a hair pin):
Ready to ice for valentine’s day! Finished photo here.Here’s an interesting online conversation about different oven temps etc which could also be what’s causing your cake to have a domed top St Paul’s would be envious of.