You’ve Been Cutting Cake Wrong Your Entire Life

I am a strong believer that there’s no wrong way to eat cake — face stuffing, straight from the pan, just the batter, they’re all fine by me.

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But this cake-cutting secret has me convinced I may have been eating my cake leftovers* wrong for the last 24 years.

*If cake leftovers are a foreign concept to you, props. And you can close this tab now because you’re too good for this trick.

Before you look at me and cake like that, give us a chance…

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When you cut a standard triangle piece of cake and don’t finish the rest, you leave prime moist cake exposed to the elements.

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And then when you come back to enjoy another slice, it’s inevitably drier and sadder. So instead of dealing with sad, dry cake, a bit of fancy cutting ensures all cake is as good as the day it was baked.

The first cut is straight down the middle

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And your first slice comes right out of the center

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Next, push the two halves together

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And secure it with a rubber band to lock all that cake moisture in

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Then, when you’re ready for your next piece, turn the cake 90 degrees and cut from the middle again.

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This trick has actually been around for years (110 to be exact) and was first “discovered” by a British scientist in 1906, so we could have been enjoying perfect cake for our entire lifetime — if only we read more Nature magazine…

Now cut your cake and eat it too!

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