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 Cutting cake: You're Doing It Wrong! 
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How To Cut Cake

How to cut a cake is pretty simple, right?

You take a knife and press its point to the centre of the cake, and slice along the cake’s radius. You do it again

a few centimetres across, giving you a standard triangular piece of cake.

But it turns out this is the wrong way to cut a cake. The right way, devised 100 years ago by British
mathematician Sir Francis Galton, uses a radically different pattern of slicing.

The problem with today’s typical pie-chart style of cake-cutting is that you leave exposed large areas of the cake, which then go stale.

British writer and broadcaster Alex Bellos, who like Sir Galton is a mathematics enthusiast, has filmed a video demonstrating the superior technique.

In order to “maximize gastronomic pleasure” – which is of course the essence of cake-eating – start by making two slices across the entire cake, just on either side of the centreline. This cuts out the middle of the cake in a long slice, which you can then divide into smaller pieces (or not, depending on your appetite).

At this point, you push the two halves of the cake together to preserve the freshness of tomorrow’s pieces, holding together the two sides with a rubber band.

The next time you want to cut a piece of cake, cut the cake into quarters, still taking your slices from the centre. The cake becomes smaller and smaller as you remove the still-fresh centre of the delicious cake.

Link to article Here!

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That is a connoisseur's method fr33k

Nice article - I will introduce that to my baking techniques :clap

I trust your own cakes get the same treatment?

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Why Yes, Yes it is and Yes they do!

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