- Chill your cake: Cool cake is easier to cut and handle, so chilling your cake for a short while before use will make this process easier.
- Crumb coat: Spreading a thin layer of frosting around the sides of the cake, and then refrigerating it will lock in any crumbs and keep them from reaching the surface of your frosted cake.
- To fix broken lines or bubbles in the lines of black frosting: Use an offset spatula to slightly flatten the tops of the lines of frosting. This will smooth out any imperfections or gaps.
- Preparing the message: Regardless of what message you'd like to put on top of the cake, it helps to write it out on a piece of paper beforehand to make sure the message will fit and is evenly space.
- Storage: This cake will keep at room temperature, uncut, for 3-4 days. For best results, cover it with a plastic lid, bowl or place it in a cardboard box.
- Storing cut cake: Once your cake is cut, you’ll want to protect the exposed cake area. The easiest way to do this is with a piece of plastic wrap or two.
Chocolate cake recipe adapted from Miette