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 • 962

  • Ghetto Country
    Ghetto Country  3 days 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  3 days back

      That chocolate birthday cake looks perfect just the way it is

      • jack spiegelman
        jack spiegelman  3 days back

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

        • Scott Brady
          Scott Brady  6 days 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 weeks 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 weeks back

              Thankyou loved YOUR techniques and learnt alot

              • Keiry Pena
                Keiry Pena  3 weeks back

                I absolutely love this show. Everyone is awesome.

                • Roxanne Fitzwilliam
                  Roxanne Fitzwilliam  3 weeks 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  4 weeks back

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

                    • rmgtnsteele
                      rmgtnsteele  4 weeks 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  4 weeks back

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

                        • Ma Andrea
                          Ma Andrea  1 months back

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

                          • Charlie Shirreffs
                            Charlie Shirreffs  1 months back

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

                            • doro626
                              doro626  1 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  2 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  4 weeks back

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

                              • Faadhilah Jufri
                                Faadhilah Jufri  2 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  2 months back

                                  i lovee clairee

                                  • Jayme Ann
                                    Jayme Ann  3 months back

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

                                    • T. Washington
                                      T. Washington  3 months back

                                      OMG Claire and Brad get a room already!

                                      • Ladan Mahgoub
                                        Ladan Mahgoub  3 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  3 months back

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

                                          • Anonymous
                                            Anonymous  3 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  4 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  4 months back

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

                                                • Alex
                                                  Alex  4 months back

                                                  brad reminds me of an older, italian lip from shameless

                                                  • Leea Johnson
                                                    Leea Johnson  4 months back

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

                                                    • Li.
                                                      Li.  4 months back

                                                      Yes please make a Doritos and pop rocks videos

                                                      • Teresa Smith
                                                        Teresa Smith  4 months back

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

                                                        • dlbstl
                                                          dlbstl  4 months back

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

                                                          • Remy Elysee
                                                            Remy Elysee  4 months back

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

                                                            • First name Last name
                                                              First name Last name  4 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  4 months back

                                                                Where does all the extra cake go uhh

                                                                • ChilledSpirit
                                                                  ChilledSpirit  4 months back

                                                                  12:20

                                                                  • mitchblahman13
                                                                    mitchblahman13  4 months back

                                                                    Turn the cake tops into giant nilla wafers!

                                                                    • What Alien?
                                                                      What Alien?  4 months back

                                                                      Can Bon Appetite make Gluten Free cakes? Pleaseeeee

                                                                      • Brandon Westfall
                                                                        Brandon Westfall  4 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  4 months back

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

                                                                          • k_froggy
                                                                            k_froggy  4 months back

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

                                                                            • Chelsea Anne
                                                                              Chelsea Anne  4 months back

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

                                                                              • Quinn-Matrix Baker
                                                                                Quinn-Matrix Baker  4 months back

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

                                                                                • Amelia Hudson
                                                                                  Amelia Hudson  4 months back

                                                                                  where does all the extra cake go????

                                                                                  • larsenole
                                                                                    larsenole  4 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  4 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!).

                                                                                      • cherry chen
                                                                                        cherry chen  4 months back

                                                                                        what app is that

                                                                                        • AmyD
                                                                                          AmyD  4 months back

                                                                                          Cut off pieces of cake can be crumbled up and mixed with leftover frosting to make cake pops. Problem solved.

                                                                                          • Jonathan Curtis
                                                                                            Jonathan Curtis  4 months back

                                                                                            I soooo appreciate that you've included visuals of what will happen if you skip a step.

                                                                                            • Jessica Sevilla
                                                                                              Jessica Sevilla  4 months back

                                                                                              Lol claire made the cake leveler look hard to use haha. It is very easy to use for beginners compared to free handing. I dont use one when i level my cakes, but i would suggest holding the cake leveler on the handle for better control and an even cut. That would have made it easier 👍😅

                                                                                              • jessiekai
                                                                                                jessiekai  4 months back

                                                                                                OMG YES TO DORITOS!