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

  • 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.

    Still haven’t subscribed to Bon Appetit on YouTube? ►►

    Cook with confidence using Bon Appetit’s kitchen tips, recipes, videos, and restaurant guides. Stay current on the latest food trends, dining destinations, and hosting ideas.

    Claire Teaches You Cake Assembly (Lesson 4) | Baking School | Bon Appétit
  • Hobbies and Style Hobbies and Style

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


                                                                  • 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!