How do you bake a flat cake every time? If you’re tired of having your cakes dome and crack every time you pull the out of the oven, then this homemade cake strips tutorial is for you!
Learn just how easy it is to bake a flat cake every time using homemade cake strips in this post and soon you’ll be wizzing out flat cakes for every holiday occasion from here on in.
Why would you want to make a flat cake?
Baking flat cakes is essential for any layered cake. Layered cakes are the perfect way to get more of the good stuff in there, icing!
Turn any of your cake recipes into a delicious layered cake you can be proud of for the ultimate celebration cake like a birthday or holiday. From carrot cakes, red velvet cake, apple cake or zucchini cake.
With this baking hack everyone is going to ask you to start bringing the cake.
HOMEMADE CAKE STRIPS
Homemade cake strips are the perfect solution for wanting to bake cakes that are flat and perfect for making layered cakes or better yet, cheesecake.
It wasn’t until I started baking my own kids birthday cakes that I realized how difficult it is to bake a cake that doesn’t burn on the edges, rise to high in the middle or bake unevenly.
Once I found these purple cake strips below, I was surprised just how much easier the wet fabric strip made my cakes finally bake evenly.
There was no more need to level the cake or cut the top off and waste the cake.
Then after my friend Mirlandra and I chatted about this amazing baking hack she told me I could easily make these at home! It’s actually much simpler to make homemade cake strips than you would think. So be prepared to be amazed!
MAKE CAKE STRIPS AT HOME
In this sewing tutorial I’ll show you how to make your own cake strips at home using an old towel for two 9 inch round pans approximately 2 inches high.
I’ve included a strap to help adjust your cake strips for other pan sizes and shapes.
STEP ONE: GATHER MATERIALS
Gather materials, for this tutorial you’ll need a hand towel, and 2 1/2 strips of fabric measuring 35 inches long.
Pins, a sewing machine, rotary cutter and safety pins.
STEP TWO: PREPARE FABRIC
For this pattern, cut your fabric.
STRIP INSIDE: Cut the towel into 2 inch strip by inches long.
STRIP OUTSIDE: Cut 100% cotton fabric to 2 1/2 inch strips by 35 1/2 long.
BAND: Cut coordinating 100% cotton fabric to 2 1/2 inch by 5 inches
STEP THREE: Band
Fold band in half nice sides together and iron.
With a 1/4 inch seam allowance sew down the outer edge, press
Turn right side out. and press
STEP FOUR: Strip
Place the band on the right side of the cotton fabric strip at 7 inches from the outer edge.
Sew along the seam
STEP FIVE: Strips Together
Sew the strips together by placing the nice sides of the towel and cotton strip together with the band on the inside of the two pieces of fabric. Pin and sew along the outer 3 edges leaving the final end open.
Turn the strips right side out and sew shut.
Handmade Cake Strips
- Sewing Machine
- 1 Hand Towel
- 1 fat quarter of 100% cotton fabric
Feel like baking a cake after reading this sweet tutorial? Here’s some inspiriation
Or maybe now that you’re ready to dust off your sewing machine you’re hoping to trying some other fun and easy sewing ideas?
The beginner skills used in this tutorial will help you make other amazing cool projects for your home and as gifts.