How to Cut a Round Cake
Cakes are usually the last and most awaited part of any ceremony. Only after the presents have been delivered and the food is eaten will the cake be served as dessert. Even though it is everyone’s favorite, it can be an ordeal to cut and serve this delightful treat. However, there is an easy way to go about it with as little mess as possible. The aim is to get even slices so that everybody gets a bite. It will be such a shame that not all your guests get cake not because it wasn’t big enough but because it wasn’t cut well. Sometimes, the tools involved can ease up the process or make it better. This article includes techniques for mastering how to cut a round cake effectively. The article will also highlight some tricks and tips to make the process mess-free. The right and appropriate tools to use will also be included to make the process as stress-free as possible. Hopefully, the information will be useful, and you’ll have the best cake slicing experiences after reading this.
Circle Within a Circle Technique
Are you responsible for slicing the cake at a wedding or party? If yes, you have a huge task on your hands. This circle technique will probably do you a lot of good as it works well for large slabs, that is, ten and above inch cakes. This allows you to get even slices while keeping the cuts neat and reaching every single person at your event. For smaller size cakes, you can just cut the cake into triangular shapes or wedges and share them. The first step is to cut another circle in the center of the cake, so you have a round cake within the bigger one. Then slice the inner ring into blunt wedges, which are like the triangular shapes but without the sharp end. You can either repeat the initial steps for the remaining cake or cut what is left into wedges to be served. It will mainly depend on how massive the cake is or how much cake you want to serve your visitors. For round, tiered cakes, you should separate the layers before cutting the cake. This process might be easy because there is usually some material separating them. Cutting a ten-inch cake using this method will give you about 30 to 33 servings, which is enough to go around. With this technique, you do not need a professional to side your cakes for you. You’ll be doing it like a pro, and your guests will be impressed and satisfied.
Right Through the Middle
Do you have a cake that you want to last a week or more? This technique that your cake does not get stale so that you can eat it at any time. The method keeps your cake still in shape so that it can last longer. It involves making two cuts in the middle of the cake, which will be served. One cut is made through the center of the cake and a second about an inch away from the first and parallel to it. The slice is taken out of the cake. Leaving two halves. Bring the two halves together and hold in place with a rubber band. You can put it in the fridge for your next serving. When you are ready to have another bite, repeat the procedure so that you have four squares remaining. Secure these wedges with the rubber band and place them in the fridge again. Anytime you need a bite, repeat the process until the cake is finished. This method of cutting cakes was formed by Sir Francis Galton, who devised this technique to preserve the freshness of cakes. He understood that sometimes you could not finish a cake in one sitting, so came up with a solution to the problem. If you think you are perfect at cutting cakes again, this technique will give you something to think about. It is simple yet effective and will leave you with the ideal shapes for everybody. The best part about this method is that it is backed by science!
Tricks, Tips and Tools
With cutting a cake, the assumption is that you are trying to achieve perfect cuts and so this is some additional information that may be useful. If your cake is dense, it helps to heat the knife before going in and rinsing with warm water after every slice. This prevents the blade from tearing up the dessert and the cake from sticking to the knife. Just by the way, it also works great for cutting cheesecake! The second tip is to wipe your knife after every slice, especially if you are cutting a frosted cake. This tip ensures that your installments are neat since there is no transfer of cake already on the knife on a new slice. Also, using a grip mat stops the cake from slipping while you are cutting it. The next trick is that you can use unflavored dental floss to help you get even slices of the dessert. Last but not least helpful tip has got to do with the tool used, that is, the knife. Use a serrated knife to cut your cake because it works very well with the texture of the dessert.
In this day and age, dealing with food should not be a stressful activity and much less cutting cake. Everybody should be able to enjoy the treat without doing too much work. The techniques mentioned above are some of the ways by which you can have neatly slid cakes without wasting time on it. These processes have been put to the test with positive results to show for it. They require minimum effort and zero skill to execute, and with the right tools, you’ll have a foolproof plan to achieve clean slices. The next time you are feeling nervous about making a mess of a cake and wasting it, remember these methods and save yourself the embarrassment. Let your guests leave the party impressed, thinking that you are a complete pro, and feeling like they have learned something new.