Ask Keegan: How Do I Cut a Cake Properly?
Posted on October 5, 2012
I’ve often wondered, “just exactly how do I cut a cake?”
After being put in charge of cutting cakes at various times in my life, I’ve learned that I’m not the go-to person for the task. Whenever I’ve been handed a knife and asked “could you?” I would reluctantly take the knife and begin as carefully as possibly. But about midway through the second slice, I always find myself navigating through frosting clumps and mounds of crumbs.
But I knew that there had to be a better way to cut a cake. Especially when perusing perfectly shaped cake slices on dessert carts and in bakery display cases, but I never asked anyone for pointers. I just figured it was my clumsiness and that other people were just magically better at creating clean slices.
And then one day thanks to my gig at FoodServiceWarehouse.com, I had the opportunity to ask celebrity chef and master pastry artist Keegan Gerhard a question. Can you guess what it was?
How do I cut a cake properly?
It turns out, that it’s really not that hard (or magical) at all!
Here’s what you need:
And what do you do next? Watch and find out!