Cake Cutting Guide - A Perfect Slice Everytime



With all the unique and amazing cake designs available today, below are tips on how to cut different shaped cakes into uniform slices. Also, check out the Wilton website for more helpful information on cakes.


Wedding cakes are usually cut into 1 x 2 inch slices. Before cutting the cake, remove the top tier. This is usually saved for the wedding couple's first anniversary. Then start cutting into the 2nd tier, next 3rd tier and so forth.


Party Cakes are typically cut into 1 1/2 x 2 inch slices.



Tips

  1. Have a long thin knife and cake server ready.
  2. Run the knife under hot water to help the knife glide easily through the cake as you slice.
  3. Dry the knife after your first cut to prevent crumbling.
  4. Wash and dry the knife between every slice to ensure a smooth cut every time.
  5. To make even slices, place a light mark on the cake.
  6. Use a cake server or spatula to lift each pice of cake onto a plate or into favor cake boxes
Cake Shape Cutting Guides
Round:
1 x 2 in. slices: Move in 2 in. from the tier's outer edge and cut a circle. Slice and serve 1 in. pieces from around the circle. Now move in another 2 in. and cut another circle. Repeat process until the tier is completely cut. The center core of each tier and the small top tier can be cut into 4ths, 6ths, or more, depending on size. 1 1/2 x 2 in. slices: To cut round cakes, move in 2 in. from the cake´s outer edge; cut a circle and then slice approximately 1 ½ in. pieces within the circle. Now move in another 2 in. and cut another circle; slice approximately 1 ½ in. pieces. Continue until the cake is completely cut. Note: 6 in. diameter cakes should be cut in wedges, without a center circle. Cut petal and hexagon cakes similar to round cakes.

Petal: 1 x 2 in. slices: Cut similar to round tiers.

Oval:1 x 2 in. slices: Move in 2 in. from the outer edge and cut across. Slice and serve 1 in. pieces of cake. Now move in another 2 in., repeat process until the entire tier is cut.

Square and Sheet: 1 x 2 in. slices: Move in 2 in. from the outer edge and cut vertically, top to bottom. Slice and serve 1 in. pieces of cake. Now move in another 2 in. and repeat process until the entire tier is cut.1 1/2 x 2 in. slices: To cut square cakes, move in 2 in. from the outer edge and cut top to bottom, then slice approximately 1 ½ in. pieces. Now move in another 2 in. and continue until the entire cake is cut.

Heart: 1 x 2 in. slices: Divide the tiers vertically into 2 in. wide rows. Within rows, slice and serve 1 in. pieces of cake.

Hexagon: 1 x 2 in. slices: Move in 2 in. from the outer edge and cut across. Slice and serve 1 in. pieces of cake. Now move in another 2 in., repeat process until the entire tier is cut.