by Stefani Anderson
(last updated August 1, 2014)
Do you like to decorate your cakes or brownies but hate all the mess that's involved? Here are some simple tips to make the whole process easier and cleaner:
Do you always end up with a mess when it comes to slicing a cake you spent hours making? The main reason is that the cake sticks to your knife and then falls apart when you try to cut it. You will be able to serve perfect pieces for your friends and family by wiping crumbs off your knife and dipping it in a glass of cold water between slices. It will also help if you try to make your cuts straight down instead of dragging the knife horizontally across the length of the cake.
To save a cake after it is cut, wrap it closely with plastic wrap and refrigerate it. You can store most cakes in the freezer if you double wrap them without the pan. Just give them plenty of time to thaw out when you want to eat them later.
If you serve your cake straight out of the pan, you'll find that it will stay fresh longer after you've cut it if you place half an apple inside the cake pan. The apple helps to moisten the cake so you don't have to throw away the edges when you go back for another piece the next day.
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