Stop Cutting Cake like This

By Michelle Ecker on December 18th, 2015

The New York Institute of Art and Design offers an online event planning course and because we do, we like to provide free tips for event planners. Enjoy!

For today’s tip, consider this:

Stop Cutting Cake like This

If you’re like us, you probably approach circular cake cutting with the traditional, triangles-out-from-the-center method. But have we been doing it wrong this whole time?

According to mathematician Alex Bellos, this method is unscientific- and it’s making our cakes go stale much quicker. As an event planner- advise your hosts or caterers to cut like this instead:

  1. Cut the cake directly down the middle and remove a rectangular shaped sliver from the center.
  2. Push the remaining 2 halves back together.
  3. If you want more, use the same method, cutting a rectangular center piece from the other direction, creating a t-shape down the cake, then pushing the remaining 4 corners back together once again.

By pushing those leftover corners together, you’re leaving none of the cake’s interior exposed, therefore allowing that moist center to remain fresh and sealed throughout the party.

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