When I found this recipe for this yummy layered cake,
it suggested to use "bake even strips" around the cake pan.
Had never heard of them before,
but found them in the cake decorating section in Michaels.
And can I tell you . . . I'm in love!
They make your cakes flat on top,
so no more trying to trim your cake . . . and then it falling apart.
All you do is soak them in water, squeeze the water out
and place around the pan.
They only cost about $10 and are definitely worth it.