Relax, It's Just a Layer Cake

The key to picture-perfect cakes? Don’t overmix, don't overbake, and follow these easy assembly tips.
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A homemade birthday cake? You bet. There are few ways to better say “I think you are pretty special” than baking someone a cake from scratch. And the best news is that if you take your time and follow the directions carefully, you’ll be turning out picture-perfect cakes from the get-go. Don’t overmix, and don't overbake. And check out these easy tips for assembling the cake. (Have you ever heard of a crumb coat? It will change your cake-baking life.) Get ready for open-mouthed gasps of joy and lots of celebrating!

To bake picture-perfect cakes every time, check out Katie’s step-by-step gallery, then make her Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Cream Filling and Frosting.

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