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This Is the Most Ingenious Way to Cut a Cake for a Crowd

Triangular slices are so overrated.





By Candace Braun Davison, Housebeautiful

If you asked 100 people to cut a cake, 99 of them would likely slice the cake into even triangles. It's an all-too-common practice, and as math has proven, it's not always the most efficient way to go about it (particularly if you plan on having leftovers). But what about the flip side — the birthday party your kid's entire fourth grade class attended, despite half of them never RSVPing? Or when your second, third, and first-twice-removed cousins drop by a cookout unannounced?
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Or, heaven forbid, you make your world-famous fudge cake — the cake you've been dying to eat all day — only to have those ingrates called friends announce "oh, a smaller piece than that!" and only eat two bites?

In all three scenarios, there's one simple solution: this cake-cutting technique. Australian baker Katherine Sabbath, known for her neon drip cakes and for helping usher in the unicorn trend back in 2015, posted an Instagram video of a friend slicing into one of her treats. For the first time ever, people weren't as mesmerized by the cake itself as they were how it was sliced.


Sabbath's friend makes horizontal slices across the cake, flipping the one-inch thick slab of cake onto a cutting board. From there, she cuts it into one-inch strips, creating columns of cake. Using this technique, a cake that'd normally serve 6 to 8 (when sliced into triangles) can serve 30. Sure, they're getting smaller pieces, but you can always go back for seconds. Or thirds.
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It's been watched almost 1.3 million times in a little more than a week, and though the technique may seem odd, it's one professional bakers and caterers often use at weddings to make it easier to divvy up larger layer cakes, like this:

Check out the full technique, which commenters are calling "game changing," here:
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