Claire Teaches You Cake Assembly (Lesson 4) | Baking School | Bon Appétit

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  • Published: 30 April 2019
  • Stacking, spreading, slicing...Saffitz-ing? The cake components are ready to roll, but combining them all together is a science in itself. Fortunately, Professor Claire has done the research for us! If you build it, they will succumb to a multi-layer cake.



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Comments • 967

  • Nelly Wypych
    Nelly Wypych  5 days back

    Claire, can you make a red velvet cake with a jam layer in it?

    • Off The Hook
      Off The Hook  1 weeks back

      WHAT IN THE HECK was that digital thing Claire used to see that the birthday cake round was level?!?!?

      • Lulu Seatown Getdown
        Lulu Seatown Getdown  3 weeks back

        Mug cake! Do not laugh. It’s 1am and I only burnt the first mug cake. Second try was😘 ... it was confetti cake. Claire you are my pms fix.

        • Ariel Dorsey
          Ariel Dorsey  1 months back

          The iPhone level app was a weird flex but ok

          • Rainbow Brite
            Rainbow Brite  1 months back

            Claire, I absolutely love your videos. You are so much fun and so knowledgeable. Ty for making me a better baker. You're a total rockstar in the kitchen! Much love! ❤🥧🍰⭐

            • Jennifer Kingsbury
              Jennifer Kingsbury  2 months back

              I can't cut anything equally, no matter how hard i try. I have a cake leveller made of thin wire, works very easily. It's the only reason i make layer cakes lol

              • Ghetto Country
                Ghetto Country  2 months back

                I really wanted this birthday cake for my birthday but I can't find a written recipe anywhere and im mad 😂

                • jack spiegelman
                  jack spiegelman  2 months back

                  That chocolate birthday cake looks perfect just the way it is

                  • jack spiegelman
                    jack spiegelman  2 months back

                    Claire you are phenomenal--how about that Italian triangular chocolate bar--toblerone

                    • Scott Brady
                      Scott Brady  2 months back

                      overjoyed claire was given the reponsibility to undertake these in-depth demonstrations. phantasmagorical!! intead of: expert chef attempts to manufacture PEZ, we see claire throwing it down in the kitchen- complete with troubleshooting tips. thanx BA

                      • Karl O
                        Karl O  2 months back

                        Claire's teaching is so American - that's a compliment. The goal is stated, the different scenarios are differentiated (yellow/white/oil based cakes), the steps are clear. This frees to baker to pay close attention to the spots where judgement is required - the temperature of the ingredients, the amount of air in the frosting, the intensity of raspberry vs. orange oil, etc. The result is that I feel I cold do this - self motivated.

                        • Huda Ikram
                          Huda Ikram  2 months back

                          Thankyou loved YOUR techniques and learnt alot

                          • Keiry Pena
                            Keiry Pena  3 months back

                            I absolutely love this show. Everyone is awesome.

                            • Roxanne Fitzwilliam
                              Roxanne Fitzwilliam  3 months back

                              I always get so stressed about the dome of the cake that gets cut off -- is there anything you can do with the extra cake aside from snacking on it?

                              • Laura Bowles
                                Laura Bowles  3 months back

                                I just wanna know who was using that 고춧가루 in the background and what they were making!

                                • rmgtnsteele
                                  rmgtnsteele  3 months back

                                  That contraption for leveling the cake was crazy! I don't think I'd trust that thing to not cut me. My mom taught me to use sewing thread to split layers.....get a length of thread long enough to go around at least 1.5x, wrap it around the cake & center, with the ends in your hands pull them in opposite directions until the thread comes all the way through the layer. No knives, no silly contraptions, just easy cake splitting

                                  • Milo Clark
                                    Milo Clark  3 months back

                                    Lol, I'm with Brad...I've never been good at filtering myself

                                    • Ma Andrea
                                      Ma Andrea  3 months back

                                      I'm feeling the urge to go buy a huge piece of cake 🤤

                                      • Charlie Shirreffs
                                        Charlie Shirreffs  3 months back

                                        claire: - a metal bench scraper, with a straight edge -
                                        me: *benge scraber...*

                                        • doro626
                                          doro626  3 months back

                                          The best torting attachment I saw ( was it on epicurious?) was one that you put on your at home knife. That way your knife is as sharp as the one you bought. I think they were a dollar each or a dollar for two.

                                          • henriksen4
                                            henriksen4  3 months back

                                            Does she explain what is in the "soak" that she is brushing on the cake? She calls it "Vanilla milk soak", so is it literally just vanilla extract + milk?

                                            • Karma Art
                                              Karma Art  3 months back

                                              henriksen4 Yeah she does in lesson 2 or three named “ Fillings” I believe

                                          • Faadhilah Jufri
                                            Faadhilah Jufri  3 months back

                                            I'm glad that i know all the step because i love watching How To Cake It videos 😂😂😂. I'm here for Claire 😁.

                                            • Jason Tan
                                              Jason Tan  4 months back

                                              i lovee clairee

                                              • Jayme Ann
                                                Jayme Ann  5 months back

                                                I love every episode that Claire's in, she's the best!!

                                                • T. Washington
                                                  T. Washington  5 months back

                                                  OMG Claire and Brad get a room already!

                                                  • Ladan Mahgoub
                                                    Ladan Mahgoub  5 months back

                                                    It’s 5 am and I feel like I’ve acquired the necessary knowledge to make layered cake right now

                                                    • Cynthia Daniels
                                                      Cynthia Daniels  5 months back

                                                      Please show us how to assemble (with dowels) and decorate a wedding cake

                                                      • Anonymous
                                                        Anonymous  5 months back

                                                        ended up on this channel from recommended videos off of Adam Savage's Tested...for a brief moment, I expected to see her use a height gauge to level the cake layers >_>

                                                        EDIT: Oh hey, she DOES have a specific tool for it! crossover complete

                                                        • Givon Gibson
                                                          Givon Gibson  5 months back

                                                          "That's not always the cake...", Claire is so precious but I think she's has been handling too many cakes lately.


                                                          These videos are awesome and i love them, thank you guys at BA for making these videos <3

                                                          • Hugh O'Donnell
                                                            Hugh O'Donnell  6 months back

                                                            What does she consider a 'large' serrated knife? That thing's a short sword!

                                                            • Alex
                                                              Alex  6 months back

                                                              brad reminds me of an older, italian lip from shameless

                                                              • Leea Johnson
                                                                Leea Johnson  6 months back

                                                                Can you please post the recipes online please? Thank you!

                                                                • Li.
                                                                  Li.  6 months back

                                                                  Yes please make a Doritos and pop rocks videos

                                                                  • Teresa Smith
                                                                    Teresa Smith  6 months back

                                                                    excellent explanation of a frosting dam -- This is the best cake making video I have ever seen.

                                                                    • dlbstl
                                                                      dlbstl  6 months back

                                                                      What's in the soak? You might have said it but I think I missed it.

                                                                      • Remy Elysee
                                                                        Remy Elysee  6 months back

                                                                        I'd like to see the "large" knife lmfao 2:09

                                                                        • First name Last name
                                                                          First name Last name  6 months back

                                                                          Ok so now Claire has to make Doritos. There’s no if, ands or buts. Sorry Claire, blame Brad

                                                                          • Serena Griz
                                                                            Serena Griz  6 months back

                                                                            Where does all the extra cake go uhh

                                                                            • ChilledSpirit
                                                                              ChilledSpirit  6 months back

                                                                              12:20

                                                                              • What Alien?
                                                                                What Alien?  6 months back

                                                                                Can Bon Appetite make Gluten Free cakes? Pleaseeeee

                                                                                • Brandon Westfall
                                                                                  Brandon Westfall  6 months back

                                                                                  Who knew it was possible to watch 50+ Videos in under 24 hours?

                                                                                  Anyone else adore Claire? I feel like she is always internally excited.

                                                                                  • marie
                                                                                    marie  6 months back

                                                                                    What do you guys do with all the low gluten/ trimmed / overworked example cakes?

                                                                                    • k_froggy
                                                                                      k_froggy  6 months back

                                                                                      Claire: "A cake this size with layers this thick will feed like twenty people."
                                                                                      Me: challenge accepted.

                                                                                      • Chelsea Anne
                                                                                        Chelsea Anne  6 months back

                                                                                        Claire's laugh at the end watered my crops. She is AMAZING.

                                                                                        • Quinn-Matrix Baker
                                                                                          Quinn-Matrix Baker  6 months back

                                                                                          use me as a like button if you want a brad doing pottery pt. 2!!!!

                                                                                          • Ryan Hudson
                                                                                            Ryan Hudson  6 months back

                                                                                            where does all the extra cake go????

                                                                                            • larsenole
                                                                                              larsenole  6 months back

                                                                                              Your cell phone - everyone's cell phones really - is very filthy. Please don't touch food with it. Other than that, awesome video and series :)

                                                                                              • sweetchristinex
                                                                                                sweetchristinex  6 months back

                                                                                                You might answer this in another video, but I wonder how you feel about the "naked cake" trend, without the full frosting? I'm not a fan... they just look unfinished (plus the frosting is my favorite part of the cake!).