I  had no idea that the secret to getting a cake that looks like a pro made it (a nice, flat top) is cake strips. It's a strip that you soak in water, then stick to the outside of the cake pan and leave on while you bake. I've never heard of these till today, but now I think I need a few! If you want a reason to actually get these, take a look at the recipe Lori Lange of Recipe Girl created. It's Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Cake. Yum!