How To Assemble a Layer Cake with Frosting

Follow these simple steps for a cake that’s both impressive and stable.

How To Assemble a Layer Cake with Frosting


Putting it Together

Trim domed tops of cakes with a serrated knife.

Insert toothpicks horizontally around cakes to use as your guide to evenly halve the cakes.


Place one cake layer, cut side up, on a serving platter. Spread buttercream on top to edges.

Top first layer with second cake layer, cut side down. Repeat frosting and layering with remaining two layers.

Frost top and sides of assembled cake with remaining buttercream.

Serve cake at room temperature.

Tags: Baking, Desserts

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