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Hahaha no way! blush2.gif

It is kind of tempting to go buy one. I've never made a cake with more than one layer... But I think I'll try it anyways! I really think it'll mean a lot more to him - he comes from a home where his Mom made everything from scratch and he's been away from there for awhile now. He'll understand if it turns out "off".... right...? haha
you could always make cupcakes with it...or just bake in a large sheet pan and frost the top...sometimes it can be a pain to do multi layers.

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You'll do great! Honestly, the layer thing always seems more complicated than it is. As long as the batter turns out right (meaning you don't forget anything important like baking soda or something) you're pretty much just stacking them on top of each other after that.

Two tips for that part:

1) make sure to let them cool all the way. Stick them in the fridge or freezer if you need to hurry things along. They'll be more likely to crumble if they're still warm. making them harder to stack and WAY harder to frost! (frosting will get "melty")

2) Assuming it's two layers, set the bottom layer on the serving plate (after cooling) and use a knife to level off the top of it. You know how most cakes are a little rounded on the top/middle after baking? If you trim off that "bump" then it makes it easier to get your top layer to stack (and stay put!) properly. I only do this to the bottom layer(s) and leave the top loyer rounded 'cause I think it's pretty that way. Esp on a carrot cake 'cause those usually have nuts and stuff on top. And THEN you can taste test from the little bit you trimmed off - yum!! It doesn't have to be perfectly even but fairly even will help you out in the long run.

Hope that made sense!! hard to explain in writing!
Good advice - that definitely makes sense!

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you could always make cupcakes with it...or just bake in a large sheet pan and frost the top...sometimes it can be a pain to do multi layers.
I think I'm just gonna go for it! Multi layers here we come...!

I'll try and post a pic of the masterpiece afterwards wink.gif

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Or maybe I could just drop in and get a slice for myself?!

 

OR, better yet - You can bake it at my house...dirty up my dishes and everything and I'll just hurry home from work to make sure it's "birthday worthy"!??! Lol!

 

I'm Soooooo brilliant.

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Or maybe I could just drop in and get a slice for myself?!

OR, better yet - You can bake it at my house...dirty up my dishes and everything and I'll just hurry home from work to make sure it's "birthday worthy"!??! Lol!

I'm Soooooo brilliant.

Hehe, yes - that would've been great! I'm sure we'll have some left overs - he's leaving town tomorrow and we're not huge fans of carrot cake cheesy.gif

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Check it out! Here's the cake "pre-bake". They're in the oven right now... Wow, I just realized this is not only my first layer cake but also my 1st cake made from scratch woot2.gif

 

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How was your carrot cake ?
The cakes came out great! They're in the fridge now cooling off and I'm about to make the frosting... bunny_4.gif

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