How do you cut a cake?
It’s probably something you don’t think much of in day-to-day life. And when you’re presented with a cake for a birthday or a special occasion, you just cut it the normal way – with a knife.
But pulling out a knife to cut a cake isn’t something you can do spontaneously if you’re out and about, unless you’re the sort of person who carries a knife around with you (and who does that?).
If you’re at a bar, for instance, and you surprise your friend with a birthday cake, there might not be knives lying around for cutting purposes.
But that’s okay! It doesn’t mean you have to save the cake till later, as one genius hack proved.
In a video that’s doing the rounds on the internet, a girl called Julia is celebrating her 20th birthday.
She blows out the candles, and it all looks like a pretty standard birthday cake video so far.
But then it’s time for Jules to cut the first slice of cake – and she doesn’t have the typical utensils for the job.
In her hand is a large wine glass, which she simply presses into the cake, freeing a slice for herself.
The genius thing about this hack is that there’s the perfect amount of cake in the wine glass for a single portion.
It’s also a pretty novelty way for you to enjoy your cake, and useful if you don’t have any plates to hand.
The video continues, showing how the rest of the cake gets “cut” in the same way. Each person sinks their own wine glass into the sponge and scoops up their share of cake.
One thing that’s obvious about this hack is that it definitely works best with cream-heavy cakes.
If you have a thick sponge cake, you might find that the cake is too heavy to scoop into a wine glass, and you’d probably have to get your hands messy.
But for cakes with plenty of cream, the cake will simply stick to the inside of the wine glass, and you’ll find yourself with an even portion from top to bottom.
Of course, the cake will be upside down, but it’ll taste the same no matter which direction you eat it in.
Imagine the selfies you could get with your wine glasses full of cakes!
This isn’t the only cake cutting hack to have graced the internet this year, by the way.
Australian baking blogger Katherine Sabbath thought up an ingenious way to cut 10 slices of cake at once.
Using just a knife and a chopping board, she demonstrated that you simply sliced right through the cake with the chopping board, from one end to another.
She then used a couple of knives to cut “responsible servings” out of the cake – i.e., the tiny slithers of cake that wedding guests are typically given.
Katherine reasoned that you could always go back for seconds or thirds if you wanted, which is a fair point.
But we think we’d still rather get a decent amount the first time round, and that means attacking the cake with wine glasses.
This genius hack takes less than seconds and means you won’t have a pile of plates and knives to wash up!
Check out the video below to see exactly how it’s done.
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