What Do You Think Of This

Decorating By Norasmom Updated 19 Jun 2014 , 3:19pm by MimiFix

Norasmom Posted 18 Jun 2014 , 4:29pm
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Apparatenly, it's the "scientific" way to cut a cake to keep it fresh.  I'm not sure I'd try this on an 18" round though…

 

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-K8memphis Posted 18 Jun 2014 , 5:15pm
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hold it together with an elastic band? he should stick to math ;)

akaivyleaf Posted 18 Jun 2014 , 5:44pm
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Perhaps for a cake I was just preparing for my own (family) consumption.  No need to even try this for a cake that is going to be consumed the same day.

as you wish Posted 18 Jun 2014 , 5:47pm
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AThat could get pretty messy if your cake is covered in buttercream with no fondant!

maybenot Posted 18 Jun 2014 , 7:20pm
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For my own, in home, cakes, I often cut them this way.  I don't rubberband the halves together.  I just push them together [home cakes aren't on boards--just a plate] and cover with a cake dome.  I also do this with loaf items like banana bread.  No reason to do it with a cake that will be completely cut up and served in one go, though.

Relznik Posted 18 Jun 2014 , 7:27pm
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Originally Posted by as you wish 

That could get pretty messy if your cake is covered in buttercream with no fondant!


True.  But he was British...  buttercream cakes are NOT the norm here.  In fact, I'd say they're VERY unusual.

 

Suzanne x

-K8memphis Posted 18 Jun 2014 , 7:32pm
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Originally Posted by maybenot 
 

For my own, in home, cakes, I often cut them this way and cover with a cake dome...I just push them together...  I also do this with loaf items like banana bread.  

 

 

i too use a dome not to mention i like to cut different sizes for different appetites

but i eat the ends of loaves first :-D 

MimiFix Posted 18 Jun 2014 , 8:29pm
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I think everyone who eats cake considers themselves to be an expert.  :wink: 

cheeseball Posted 18 Jun 2014 , 9:07pm
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A

My dad told us he used to do this when he was a kid...cut a slice straight across the middle, smooth the seam of fluffy frosting with a knife and make my grandmother think that she was either nuts or the cake was shrinking:D 

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 18 Jun 2014 , 9:17pm
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I vaguely recall seeing something like this. In an old Beetle Bailey strip. As I recall, Sarge, in defiance of a warning from Cookie, sneaked a slice of the General's cake, in the manner described, and in the final frame, the General noticed the odd elliptical shape of the cake.

cheeseball Posted 18 Jun 2014 , 10:06pm
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Originally Posted by hbquikcomjamesl 
 

I vaguely recall seeing something like this. In an old Beetle Bailey strip. As I recall, Sarge, in defiance of a warning from Cookie, sneaked a slice of the General's cake, in the manner described, and in the final frame, the General noticed the odd elliptical shape of the cake.

Yes!  I remember showing that strip to my dad and he said, "Ha! We used to do that when we were kids!"

ellavanilla Posted 18 Jun 2014 , 10:27pm
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this is absolutely perfect if you plan to eat your birthday cake all alone, in your empty flat, not even a cat to keep you company, AND you have a ton of rubberbands on hand, AND you have the patience to do all that fiddly cutting and turning.

 

i can tell you if i'm eating a cake by myself, i'm sticking a fork in the side and taking a bite...

bubs1stbirthday Posted 19 Jun 2014 , 12:13am
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Originally Posted by cheeseball 
 

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haha - that is hilarious!!

cazza1 Posted 19 Jun 2014 , 3:16am
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Maybe 100 years ago, but hasn't this guy heard of gladwrap and airtight containers?  I mentally like my cake cut in to wedges (probably because you can have a bigger slice without looking like a guts) and triangle sandwiches.

Relznik Posted 19 Jun 2014 , 7:42am
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It's hardly rocket science....  For years, I've been taking thin slices of pizza from my kids' plates before serving it at the table, doing something along these lines

 

I agree that the rubber band thing is yuk!  Why doesn't he just use clingfilm? 

mcaulir Posted 19 Jun 2014 , 10:25am
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AMakes sense. Although where they're taking that cake that it needs to be held together with the rubber band, I don't know.

Plus why was he cutting through the rubber band instead of, you know, just taking it off.

MimiFix Posted 19 Jun 2014 , 3:19pm
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I think he did it as a joke, with us as the punchline.

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