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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%
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:31 PM   #11
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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.

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Old 11-04-2014, 06:34 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:02 PM   #13
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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
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:14 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:06 PM   #15
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Whenever I cut and serve they always fall to the side.
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:33 PM   #16
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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.
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Old 11-05-2014, 12:48 AM   #17
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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?

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Old 11-05-2014, 04:08 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
How do you position that slice?
I usually position it next to my fork.
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:15 AM   #19
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On a plate, napkin, paper towel...
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:25 AM   #20
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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.

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