How to Level a Cake

Hey everybody! We hope that everyone had a great weekend? What did ya’ll do? We baked lots and lots of cookies for a friend’s graduation party, went to said graduation party, and went to a bridal shower. We’ve also been listening to Most Girls by Hailee Steinfeld all weekend, it’s an amazing song, if you haven’t listened to it, what are you doing, go listen to it now! We’ll wait.

Okay, don’t lie, you started dancing and now your listening to it on repeat, right? See, we told you it was good! We also went to see Wonder Woman this weekend, which was also awesome. Gal Gadot did an amazing job and played such a great female super hero (and you should go see it, but later, we’ve got some cakes to level!)

Leveling your cake is arguably the most important part of the whole process. If you don’t level your cakes correctly, then your cake won’t be level: it will sink in the middle, sink to one side, and/or just won’t be as stable as you want it to be/ as it could be. We’ve made a video to show ya’ll how we level cakes:

As you saw in the video, we showed two ways that you can level a cake: with a cake leveler. Is leveler a word? I guess it is now! (does anyone else notice that we always seem to be inventing words…) Anyway, you can level your cake either way. We prefer to use the cake leveler, it’s so much easier for us to get it perfect: we just have to do it once and bam it’s perfect! With the knife, well, let’s just say we’re just… um, well we’re not friends, haha! We’re not saying you can’t do it, we’re just saying we can’t: we’ve seen plenty of people do it! Either way, make sure you slowly saw through the cake. If you do it too fast, your more likely to mess up or tear the cake.

Thank you for reading this short post on how to level a cake! We hope it helped and if you have any questions, please let us know! You can get ahold of us in the comments below, on Instagram (@unchartedbakers), Twitter (@unchartedbakers), or via email ( We hope you have a great week, safe travels and may you always have a cookie in your cookie jar!


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