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Old 01-07-2010, 03:57 PM   #11
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No minty dental floss, Im sure.
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Old 01-08-2010, 12:08 PM   #12
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I just eyeball it and use a long serrated knife.

June, when you use the dental floss do you need to cut a notch or anything or just go for it? (And don't laugh here!) Is it ok to use either waxed or unwaxed?
Rose Levy Beranbaum got me started with the dental floss. My serrated knife is not long enough.

I use waxed, because that is what I keep on hand. I just decide where I want to make the slice(s) and then go for it. It always comes out even.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:57 PM   #13
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A guitar string.
That is a freakin' great idea!
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:27 PM   #14
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I freehand with a large bread knife. Here is how I do it.

Take the bread knife and score all around the cake where you want the cut to happen, keep turning the cake following the score mark letting the knife slowly work its way through the cake without pushing the knife too much, it will eventually make its way all the way through.

Another way is to make the initial score mark and then with a long piece of dental floss or thin string, put it in the score mark, wrap around the cake, and pull the ends of the string in opposite directions.

The score mark helps with the string especially if your cake has a thick outer crust.
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:51 AM   #15
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I use waxed, because that is what I keep on hand. I just decide where I want to make the slice(s) and then go for it. It always comes out even.
Okey dokey, gonna try it next time. Thanks June.
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:12 AM   #16
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I measure with a ruler to the level I want to cut and insert toothpicks all around at that level. Then I use a serrated bread knife to cut around, removing the toothpicks as I cut using the holes as a guide. Then cut as best I can by hand.

It's not perfect, but it works better for me than string, or any other gadgets I've tried.
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Old 01-30-2010, 03:08 PM   #18
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I have used toothpicks to guide by placing them around the perimeter of the cake and then use heavy duty white thread. It's always worked well for me.

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I have purchased dowel rods from the craft store - lay one on each side of the cake and then take waxed dental floss and run it down the sides of the cake on top the the rods-
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