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Old 06-18-2014, 04:24 PM   #1
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The Scientific Way to Cut a Cake

Screw the Normal way when you can do it the Scientific Way!!!


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Old 06-18-2014, 05:13 PM   #2
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This assumes people are not already tipsy when it comes to cutting the cake!

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Old 06-18-2014, 05:37 PM   #3
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The early pieces are more cake and less frosting than a traditionally cut cake. The last four pieces are more frosting and less cake. Also, those stupid rubber bands would make a mess.

Not to mention, if you bake and store the cake properly, it won't really dry out between slices.
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:50 PM   #4
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Tip a mixing bowl over the top if you don't have a "cake saver" pan.

Put a piece of plastic wrap over the cake. Poke the cake top with toothpicks so the frosting doesn't stick to the plastic.

Eat all the cake. Or, Send a piece home with everyone. There. (dusts hands.) No leftover cake to dry out.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:23 PM   #5
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I'm all for the scientific method. I soooo love licking frosting off my hands.
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:54 AM   #6
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What the scientists failed to consider....

In the news, word that "scientists" have determined that there is a better way to cut a cake to keep it from drying out.

A Scientifically Smarter Way to Cut Cake - ABC News

This may help some people, but I feel they largely wasted their time. In my experience, few cakes stay around long enough to dry out.
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:05 AM   #7
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I rarely make layer cakes anyway. Most of the time it's a sheet cake in a 9x13 pan with frosting on top. Put the lid that comes with the pan on when we're done for the day and no dry cake.
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:02 PM   #8
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That guy is so annoying I could only watch half of it. The second rubber band was enough for me.
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:59 PM   #9
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When cutting a wedding cake or other large layers we cut it in slices like that and then portion them out. But this is slightly on the silly side. If you don't want your open edges to dry out, use a cake cover, plastic wrap, zipper bag, etc.


Oh, and who only cuts one slice of cake a day?
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:35 PM   #10
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I can relate and I can do this! After all, I liked geometry in the 10th grade and was good at it.

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