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Old 06-19-2014, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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Society is getting more stupid by the moment if this is news.
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I finally watched the video (someone on Facebook had posted it) and the thing that stands out most to me was the man's wedding band. The fact that some woman married this guy is amazing to me. Can you imagine all the other "brilliant" methods he has of doing the mundane?!? GAH! Elastic bands all over the cake. His HANDS all over the cake. Feh!

I'm sticking to PantanjaliTwist's TRULY brilliant method. Twisty, I'm not going to say that it was *my* idea, though... you're getting all the kudos for this. Yeah, yeah, I know that you didn't come up with it either... you still get the credit.
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Interesting idea, although (and I haven't watched the video) pushing the uneaten segments together after each time means that the icing on the outside will get a lot of handling.

As for the question of equal-sized pieces, when I'm serving cake people don't want the same size pieces. I always have people asking for smaller slices.
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Maybe it makes sense when you have an odd number of decorative motives (like here 11 strawberries). Also to put the cake together for better storage - if you not going to eat it all at once.
You don't need to use dental floss or rubber bands, though. You can just wrap it in saran, or something.
Other than that I don't know why this is a better way, than cutting a round cake "pizza" style.
BTW: keep in mind that the excessive icing is the American way to decorate.

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Old 06-19-2014, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I usually cut my cakes in square pieces. Why would anyone cut them in triangles?
A layer cake? I want to see this!
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:51 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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^^^ I agree. And how you cut a round cake in squares??
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Kanada 🍁
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I never have problems cutting my German Torten I bake. First I cut my Torte (sometimes 2 or 3 layers) in 2 equal halves. Than the halves in equal quarters and than the quarters in 2 or 3 extra pieces. I get perfect triangles slices,just like a pizza. No mess involved because I do not put so heavy icing on it like they do here in Canada.
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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^^^Yes, but you need to read the article/watch video to understand the purpose of cutting it that way.
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:05 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I thought we all cut a cake the same way in triangles...

Scientist reveals 100-year-old method to cut cake | Mail Online
Cakes don't get dried out if you don't have a self-defrosting refrigerator. So I am skeptical about the 100 year old statement. All you really have to do is put some wax paper over the cut edges and they won't dry out.

Don't make it harder than it has to be. Besides, I don't want people man-handling my cakes pushing them together and stuff, that's gross.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Whoville....
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Terrible way to cut a cake. Who is going to put a rubber band around a cake with soft icing ? This is a case of scientists that over think things.
I say we just eat the cake and then there's no problem.
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