Cake Cutting Tips

Cutting the cake can be a tricky part of any wedding. It’s important to cut the cake fairly so everyone gets a piece they want!

Here are a few tips to help you do just that. This is especially helpful if you’re having a lot of people at your wedding.

How to Cut a Loaf Cake 레터링케이크

Whether you’re serving an entire cake or just a few slices, a clean cut is always a good idea. It’s hard to enjoy a smeary or smattered slice of something you’ve worked so hard on when you’re cutting it. To keep your knife from snagging on frosting and smearing the entire cake, wipe it off between cuts. Besides making the cake look cleaner, this also helps prevent your cake slices from getting cold too quickly once they’re cut and exposed to the air.

A good tip for cutting any type of cake, but particularly layered cakes, is to run the knife under hot water and wipe it dry before starting to slice. This warms the blade and makes it easier to cut through the frosting without tearing or crumbling. This is also a great way to avoid overworking your knife, which can dull it.

And for a more impressive cake-cutting trick, check out this video from Australian baker Katherine Sabbath, who’s known for her neon drip cakes and helped usher in the unicorn trend in 2015. She uses just a knife and a plate to deftly cut a 10-serving cake into 10 even pieces in a matter of seconds. The results are stunning. So if you’re preparing to serve a crowd of hungry people and need a foolproof way to cut your cake, this is definitely worth a try.

How to Cut a Bundt Cake

Tiered cakes are a beautiful, decadent dessert that’s often made for special occasions or party-hosting reasons. But separating those gorgeous, dreamy layers into neat slices without smearing frosting or scattering crumbs can be tricky for even the most experienced bakers.

To ensure each slice is the same size, run a light scoring style cut across the top of the cake before cutting it with a knife to set your guidelines for your full cuts. Then, use a tomato knife or another serrated blade with the proper shape, width, and depth for cutting through a cake so that it won’t break apart or crumble as you cut.

Aim for a vertical cut of 12 to 6 or, depending on whether you’re left-handed, a horizontal cut of 3 to 9 so that the sliced pieces of cake will all fit on the same plate. And, as with any cake, use a clean, sharp knife for the best results. It also helps to prewarm your knife by running it under hot water and then carefully wiping it dry before using.

And if your cake still sticks to the pan, lay a towel on your countertop and invert your bundt pan over it, banging the top and sides of the pan lightly to release the cake. Then, place a wire cooling rack over the cake and invert again to finish cooling.