51 view

How to cut a round cake to make the most servings?

When we inquire what shape cake our consumer wants, we often receive this answer.

Something constantly puzzles us… how are you folks normally cutting a round cake?

We’re going to tell you a secret – Our round cakes include the same sponge as our square cakes!

Ok Let’s explain

When you order a piece of cake in a coffee shop, you will be served a wedge of cake If you will, a triangular form, pizza slice, or ‘Trivial Pursuit’ piece. So the thought of trying to cut a large round cake into 20 wedge shape portions is scary.

stockphoto slice of cake

Party Cakes Are Different

We don’t offer dessert cakes; instead, we sell party cakes that are presented differently. Party cakes, regardless of shape or size, are cut into cubed shaped portions .

Cutting a circular cake is the same as cutting a square cake. We’ve put up a guide to demonstrate how simple it is. We’ve even demonstrated in a video!

Cake Cutting Guide

Step 1 .

Remove any extraneous decorations from your cake, such as ribbons, toppers, and dowels if you have a tiered cake.

We recommend using a serrated knife to cut.

Make sure you have a tray ready to serve.

Step 2.

From the curved edge make a straight cut across the cake from one side to the other. The breadth of the knife is used to define how broad the cut should be.

Place the knife flat on the top of the cake, with the blunt edge against the edge of the cake. Turn the knife upright and that is where to make the cut.

Step 3.

The number of full slices you make will be determined by the size of the cake.

We work with one full slice at a time. This is a bigger slice from the center of the cake for the sake of this illustration.

Step 4.

Place the whole slice flat on a cutting board.

Again using the width of the knife as a guide, cut across the slice of cake into portions

Step 5.

To obtain equal parts, repeat this process over the whole slice, cutting the same distance each time.

Continue this process for each complete cake slice until the entire cake has been portioned.

Ready to Serve

And there you have it, it’s a piece of cake

It is up to you how large you cut the pieces, however we recommend that each piece be roughly. 21 inch for two-layer cakes, or 11 inch square for three-layer cakes.

So there you go, 5 steps, easy peasy. If you want a square cake, go for it, but please don’t tell us it’s because it is easier to cut!

Here’s our video to show you how quick and easy it is to cut a round cake…