"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > General Cooking
Click Here to Login
View Poll Results: How Do You Serve Cake?
Standing up 3 18.75%
Laying on its side 6 37.50%
Either way, it doesn't matter 7 43.75%
Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-04-2014, 05:31 PM   #11
Head Chef
Zagut's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Friendship,MD.
Posts: 1,299
It's cake.

I don't care how it's positioned on the plate.

I don't even care if it's on a plate.

Put it in front of me and see how long it lasts.

Zagut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2014, 06:34 PM   #12
Master Chef
jennyema's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boston and Cape Cod
Posts: 9,800
Originally Posted by Addie View Post
If it is two high layers, I place it on its side. Not so large layers, then standing up so it can be admired with oohs and ahs. It is always more impressive when it is standing up. If you notice almost all professional pictures of a piece of cake is having it standing up.
What Addie said !

Less is not more. More is more and more is fabulous.
jennyema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2014, 07:02 PM   #13
Executive Chef
Kaneohegirlinaz's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: The Gateway to the Grand Canyon, wishing I was back home in Hawaii
Posts: 3,405
If you ask my darling husband,
he'll say it's just as good in hand,
eating it over the kitchen sink,
while in the other is his cold glass of milk
My Kitchen In The Middle Of The Desert ~ Wait, What? This Isn't Hawaii?
Kaneohegirlinaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2014, 07:14 PM   #14
Certified Cake Maniac
LPBeier's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Great "Wet" North
Posts: 20,094
I picked "either way", not because it doesn't matter but because it depends on the cake and the occasion you are plating it for. When I am cutting small pieces from tall wedding cake tiers I put them on their sides because I need to be fast and they wouldn't stand up anyway.

If it is a fancy layer cake that is being plated for a special dinner, I will usually put it on its side and add ice cream, whipped cream and/or berries.

If it is for pictures or if the cake is cut in large wedges or squares I will usually serve it standing up. Cheesecake is standing up as are brownies.
Living gluten/dairy/sugar/fat/caffeine-free and loving it!
LPBeier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2014, 09:06 PM   #15
Chef Extraordinaire
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Park Drive Bar/Grill Los Angeles
Posts: 11,048
Whenever I cut and serve they always fall to the side.
roadfix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2014, 09:33 PM   #16
Chef Extraordinaire
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 10,631
Originally Posted by bethzaring View Post
laying on its side...that way is easier to attack, or eat, the slice, and to eat just the right amount of icing with cake bites
Agreed. The cake-to-icing ratio rules all.

Besides, like Alix, I'm clumsy. It's going to end up on its side sooner or later. I prefer I'm deciding plating position rather than the cake taking over.
"Eating ruins your appetite"~Mom

"If you don't use your head, you gotta use your feet."~~~more Mom
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2014, 12:48 AM   #17
Chef Extraordinaire
buckytom's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 20,482
it depends on the radial circumference of the slice vs the radius, and the delta-sub v as it is easiest as it approaches my mouth.

in other words, is it the slice wide enough to stand up on its own? or is it better to change the relative spatial z component so that it rests with the least amount of inflicted but enjoyable entropy.

hmm, wouldn't this make all slices a form of pi?

chief, this one's for you.
"Thunderbolt and lightening,
very, very frightening me!" Galileo
buckytom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2014, 04:08 AM   #18
Wine Guy
Steve Kroll's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Posts: 6,268
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
How do you position that slice?
I usually position it next to my fork.
Steve Kroll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2014, 07:15 AM   #19
Ogress Supreme
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 37,035
On a plate, napkin, paper towel...
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2014, 07:25 AM   #20
Sous Chef
GA Home Cook's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Cartersville, GA
Posts: 654
I have been experimenting with sauces on the plate before a desert is added. Did one a couple of weeks ago with a chocolate cake. Made a raspberry sauce and decorated the plate then added the cake standing up to see the sauce design.

GA Home Cook is offline   Reply With Quote

cake, pie

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:52 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.