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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, 12:17 PM   #1
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Serving a Piece of Cake

You've made or bought a nice cake as dessert for a dinner. It could be a single frosted layer or a frosted multi-layer cake.

It's time for dessert so you cut a slice and place it on the plate.

How do you position that slice?
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Old 11-04-2014, 12:20 PM   #2
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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, 12:26 PM   #3
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I lay them on their sides, so they don't fall over. Professional pictures are for advertising, not for eating
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Old 11-04-2014, 12:31 PM   #4
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I lay them on their sides, so they don't fall over. Professional pictures are for advertising, not for eating
It also depends what size the person wants. If it is a big piece, it will stand up better. Ask for a thin piece and it is better served on it side.
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Old 11-04-2014, 01:44 PM   #5
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I'm a klutz so if I don't PLACE it on its side it will FALL there. Might as well look like I have it under control.
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Old 11-04-2014, 01:47 PM   #6
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I just like it ON my plate!
I make a Orange Grand Marnier Cake with Strawberries and freshly whipped cream that is a big hit `round here.
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Old 11-04-2014, 03:11 PM   #7
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I always try to serve it standing up - I'm a kinda presentation nut.
But when someone wants 'just a sliver', it usually has to lie down on its side.
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Old 11-04-2014, 03:43 PM   #8
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I said either way but it DOES matter to me.

I let the piece of cake choose. Be the cake.. be the cake...
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Old 11-04-2014, 03:59 PM   #9
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Depends on what kind of cake it is. If I really like it, it can be placed on the plate standing or laying, as the slice I will be having will be too big to fall over!
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Old 11-04-2014, 06:04 PM   #10
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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
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