It's as easy as Pie! Perfectly Slicing Cake (or pie) | Tuesday's Tip of the Day!
With all the summer birthdays and festivities, it’s certain either you or someone you know will be on cake slicing duty! It may seem easy slicing cake for a table full of hungry guests, but there is an art to slicing cake like a pro!
- Knife: First and foremost, always use a long cake knife that will slice through the cake in one slice. This will ensure a straight and smooth line.
- Wet Paper Towel: Secondly, always have a wet paper towel on hand to clean the knife after each slice. This will help keep each cut smooth and clean.
- Cake Server: Have a cake server (usually triangular in shape) that can easily slide under the slice of cake perfectly transferring from the cake stand to dessert plate.
- Technique: And last but not least, when you slice cake, slice straight down and slide the knife out (toward you) vs. lifting up. Lifting pulls all the crumbs with it resulting in a “messy” slice.
I don’t mean to be fussy here as, well, cake is cake, but with these tips, you can easily and perfectly slice and serve your dinner guests. After all, finishing on a sweet note is one thing, but finishing with a “sweet” slice is frosting on top (pun intended!).
Cheers to starting a new tradition around The Table Together!
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