I learnt a really neat trick to cut a cake into layers. I typically would use a knife and struggle with the wonkiness. After googling for a little while, I found a lot of tips to cut cakes into two layers, again with a knife.
I came across this site that was brilliant! http://www.wikihow.com/Cut-a-Cake-Layer-in-Half I did this for my black forest cake and it worked a charm! Especially with having to split the cake into 3 pieces. Below my pictorial instructions.
|Using fishing line or scentless dental floss, line up along the top of the toothpicks and pull through slowly.|