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You’re Doing It Wrong June 18, 2014

Posted by geoff in News.

Wedges are for chumps. Apparently people a century ago figured out a better way to cut cake and keep it moist.

Rediscovered by Alex Bellos, author of The Grapes of Math, and demonstrated in a video on Numberphile’s YouTube channel, the trick is to cut the cake all the way across the middle, removing a strip, pushing the remaining cake together and sealing with a rubber band. Unlike with the wedge, none of the interior is exposed to air, which keeps the entire cake moist and delicious for days to the last slice.

Or you can just take the approach developed by IBers, wherein you simply eat the cake, rendering the problem moot.

DinTX advises me that the same method can be applied to pie, and I can certainly vouch for the carton of ice cream.


1. Cathy - June 18, 2014

This method promoted does not render slices of equal size or frosting distribution. WAZZA matter with these STUPID peeps!!!?? Bet they’ve never had to cut equal-size slices of cake at a birthday party for rowdy 7 year olds!!! Sheesh!

2. Lippy - June 19, 2014

Plus, who seals a cake with a rubber band? Hoax!

3. Lippy - June 19, 2014

He probably got the idea from the “poke” function on Facebook.

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