Baking Blunders: Cakes That Dome

If anyone knows a thing or two about baking, it’s Babs (@brunchwithbabs). But what happens when things don’t always go right? Babs is here to help us fix our baking blunders.






See how Babs fixes cakes that dome.


Cakes that come out with a dome sure taste delicious, but they can be hard to decorate. If this happens, don’t fret. An easy solve is to cut the domed portion off the cakes and place them on top of each other.  

  • Step 1: Let the cakes cool. 
  • Step 2: Cut off the top of the cakes with a serrated knife.  
  • Step 3: Place one cake upside down on top of the other cake before frosting. ​ 


To prevent your cake from getting domed, you can use cake strips. If you don’t have cake strips, try using an old cloth.  

  • Step 1: Dampen cake strips or old cloth strips. 
  • Step 2: Place the strips around your cake pan and pin in place. 
  • Step 3: Bake according to instructions 

When your cake comes out of the oven, it should look flat and fluffy.