Cutting and Assembling a Cake is Easy once You Have Your Mise en Place (Everything Prepared)
Think about it. What is the difficult part of almost any cooking project. This is measuring and gathering you ingredients. This greatly applies to baking and cake decorating.
What is the big saying in carpentry? Measure twice and cut once. Well the same rule should apply to baking. Measure twice and do the recipe once. How hard can it be to measure? Thing about measuring a 1/3 cup of vegetable shortening. Do you use the water method – or do you fill a 1/3 cup measuring cup. And then the clean up. How about measuring it by weight with a scale. Zero the scale, add the shortening to the proper weight and you’re done. But remember, always review you ingredients and measure them twice.
Lay your ingredients out after double checking them twice. Then look over the recipe again verifying that you have the correct ingredient, correct amount specified, correct temperature and all your ingredients.