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.


Starting about 2 inches from the outer edge of your cake, cut a round circle.

Slice outer circle into approximately 1 1/2 in. pieces.

If your cake is larger than 8 inches in diameter, continue this process of cutting 2 in. circles, then slicing those outer circles until a 6 in. cake remains.

Cut remaining 6 in. cake into 12 wedges (or smaller for those who just want a taste).

YIELD: 30-33 servings (featured cake was 8 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.

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