Tips and Techniques
- When cutting a cake, 2 people are always better than 1, especially for larger and more complex cakes. As one distributes the cut slices the other can concentrate exclusively on the cutting.
- You need a clean damp towel to wipe the knife clean every few slices. If the knife gets too sticky, the cake slices will become ragged and untidy on the edges. In some cases, the cake slice will end up on the plate in a shapeless mound of crumbles.
- For larger cakes with tiers and separators, you need to have enough room to rest all the inedible equipment as you go along.
- If your cake has lots of extra fondant decorations, remove them prior to cutting. This will allow for easier cutting and preservation of your decorations, if you want them for later!
If the cake is ROUND
Before sinking the knife into the cake, slightly mark on it where you intend to cut. This is to ensure that you are slicing the right serving sizes. Use a long, thin-bladed knife and cut with a gentle sawing motion. After every few slices, wipe off the knife for a nice clean slice.
If the cake is SQUARE
Because of their shape, square and rectangular cakes are much easier to cut!
*Follow the same directions for cutting a round cake
REMOVING CUPCAKES FROM YOUR BOUQUET
Removing the cupcakes from the bouquet can be tricky! There are TWO types of tissue paper used to hold them in place....one has a PRINT, and the other is SOLID.
Use the SOLID tissue paper to remove the cupcake. Find a SOLID piece on either side of the cupcake, and lift straight up!