I just saw this on allrecipes, and I wanted to share it with you guys:
Here's a trick I learned a couple of years ago about splitting the cake. Instead of using a knife to cut the cake, you can use dental floss. Just use a long piece of floss to line up the floss with center height of the cake, all the way around the edge. When the floss is all lined up, loop the ends over each other and pull through. This will give one perfect slice through the cake two make two thin cakes!
It might be obvious to you guys, but I thought this was cool!
Perfect torting = Agbay
Unfortunately agbay is out of the realm of possibility for a lot of us-including a hobby baker like myself. Until I can justify the cost, I'll have to live vicariously through those who do have it. Until then, other methods like dental floss are a great alternative. Thanks for sharing the tip nikki.
I use dental floss a lot. It also works well for cutting buttercream cakes (great for cheesecakes!) - especially when working around kids when you might not want to have sharp knives around.
I LOVE dental floss! I can't cut straight to save my life so this is great for me! I measure and then stick toothpicks in each side to line the floss up to so it is torted evenly.