The games have been played, the presents are unwrapped and now comes the best part of any party – dessert! However, if you’re the lucky one who’s been tasked with cutting the cake, it can be stressful to make sure your slices are cut evenly (especially when someone ‘just wants a sliver’)!
Well, we’re here to share our secret strategy. Whether your cake is 8 in. or 16 in., you can learn how to easily cut a round cake into uniform slices – great for appeasing frosting lovers and cake lovers alike!
This method works for round cakes 8 in. and larger. If your cake is 6 in. or smaller in diameter, simply slice into wedges and serve.
How to Cut a Round Cake
Starting about 2 inches from the outer edge of your cake, cut a round circle.
Slice outer circle into approximately 1½ in. pieces.
Continue this process of cutting 2 in. circles, then slicing those outer circles until a 6 in. cake remains.
Cut remaining cake into wedges (or smaller for those who just want a taste).
YIELD: 30-33 servings (featured cake was 10 inches in diameter)
Here are a few additional tips and tricks to make slicing and serving a piece of cake!:
- For dense cakes, rinse your knife in hot water after each slice to prevent the knife from sticking or tearing up your cake (also a great trick for cutting cheesecake)
- Use a serrated knife to cut fluffy cakes, like angel food or chiffon
- If you’re cutting a frosted cake, wipe your knife after each cut for nice, clean slices
- To make even slices, use bakers’ twine or unflavored dental floss to divide your cake into even sections
- To avoid slipping, place your cake on a grip mat before cutting
What are some other cake-cutting tips you can share? Let us know in the comments below or share your lovely creations with us by tagging us on Instagram @wiltoncakes.