How to Cut the Cake?

“How do you cut the cake???”

I highly suggest this excellent post by Debi Brim, experienced cake decorator and caterer, on How to Cut a Wedding Cake, including step-by-step photographs and instructions. I couldn’t have explained it better!

This “grid” technique also works great for how to cut a 3-D cake. Here I was below was using the same method.  To summarize:

  • Remove accents or items that might in the way
  • Cut a strip of cake (in this case, it was about 2 inches wide). I cut downward until it hit the board. This was about 4 inches.
  • Then cut that strip into pieces (it can be 1″ wide pieces – I cut mine a little big here). If you want even smaller pieces, you can cut this in half again.
  • Remove the dowels/supports before cutting the layer below. (I use scissors to remove slippery dowels.)

For more information and photos on cake cutting, please check out Debi’s Brim’s post on How to Cut a Wedding Cake.

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