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Frosting a layer cake can seem daunting. What tools do you need? How do you keep from getting crumbs everywhere? How do you make it even? But in reality, once you know a few simple techniques, it’s actually a very easy process that you can replicate time and time again. The video below shows you how to create a smooth, even base layer on any kind of layer cake using only tools you might have in your kitchen. No special equipment needed here!

Once you’ve learned this simple technique, you can go on to decorate your cakes however you’d like. This base icing is the foundation for so many beautiful cakes in your future.

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