HOW TO CUT A TALL CAKE
The easiest way I use to get the most servings!
I get a lot of questions and comments asking how I cut all the super tall cakes I post online, so I thought I would do a really quick write up on how I prefer to cut and serve them in 4 easy steps!
You can print off cake cutting sheets online if you need to be more precise; however, if you know the amount of people you are serving it's generally pretty easy to just estimate!
This cake was a 7-inch round, 5-layer beast and needed to be cut to feed 30 people.
I decided the best way to do this is to use medium serves by cutting the cake into quarters, in half and then into rectangle fingers…that sounds A LOT more complicated than it is!
Let me quickly explain…from a bird’s eye view the cake would look like this if cut:
So if cut correctly, then I should get 32 fingers - 16 from the top and 16 from the bottom (two spare – yes please!)
In these images I cut down the cake before I cut across it. You can do it either way, or you can cut completely down the side of the cake before slicing it in half, it’s really up to you!
So, without further introduction I give you...
STEP 1. Slice down one quarter of the cake to a half way point, as needed for your guest requirements.
Parties aside though, sometimes there is nothing better than sitting down after a long day (or a long morning for us mums!) and enjoying something totally decadent, filled with totally necessary calories and a cup of strong coffee. And, as you might be able to see, I couldn’t even wait for mine to set before I dived right in… I blame my dessert addiction...
STEP 2. Slice across at the cakes half-way point to remove the quarter.
STEP 3. Cut the quarter slice into 4 fingers.
STEP 4. Repeat with the remaining cake - serve and ENJOY!
I will be making a quick video to demonstrate this in the New Year, but for now I really hope this helps you all enjoy those enormous cakes!
Oh, and remember, if you touch the bottom you have to kiss the nearest boy... or so it goes!