Has anyone of us ever seen a round shaped cake being cut into any other way than cutting it into wedges? Umm, I think not.
Well, surprisingly there is a much smarter, preferable and right way to cut a round shaped cake. Though people don’t normally cut a cake that way still it makes more sense and is actually the right way.
This technique of cutting the cake is in effect from around 1906 and has now been brought again by the famous mathematician Alex Bellos through his YouTube channel. Alex Bellos brought this method with the help of his mathematics group Numberphile. The group found this long-lost method of cutting a round birthday cake in an old Nature Magazine. Luckily, the mathematician’s video expanded and went viral. And so every one of us can enjoy our round shaped cakes in the most systematic and effective way possible.
The main issue of cutting round shaped cake into wedges is that a part of the cake remains uncovered which can harden the cake. Of course, none of us would like to have a dried and crumble cake. Therefore we have a solution to cut the cake in a manner that the uneaten and remaining portion of the cake can fit together. What you need to do is to cut the cake straight down the middle to conserve it then remove a rectangular-shaped slice of the cake. Then you need to push the leftover cake together. In this way, you can prevent your cake from being exposed to the air and therefore saving it from becoming dry and stale.
To cut the other slices of the cake, cut the cake in the middle but make sure that you cut the cake at right angle to the original slice. This method may sound a bit more It might sound a little more complex and puzzling than the normal and common method of cutting it into wedges but we assure you that your guests will be delighted and glad when they consume the same cake even after two days.
See the video here: