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Ina Garten's Mess-Free Cake Decorating Trick Is A Game Changer
If there’s any truth to the saying, “we eat with our eyes first,” then cake is the perfect example. A cake’s presentation can make it seem scrumptious before you even taste it, but messes, smears, and spills are bothersome pitfalls of frosting, ganache, and more; luckily, Ina Garten has a neat tip for easier cake-making.
In a YouTube video posted by Store-Bought is Fine, Garten recommends cutting a large piece of parchment or wax paper into squares, then into triangles, and tucking them between your cake and the cake stand. Overlap each triangle of paper on top of another as you work your way around the cake's perimeter.
Leave the ends of the paper sticking out so they catch drips of icing or other ingredients as you decorate, and can easily be removed when you’re all finished. Garten recommends wedging a paring knife between the parchment paper and the cake to cleanly remove your cake from the stand, leaving no mess behind.