You’ve Been Cutting Cake The Wrong Way Your Whole Life – Here’s How To Cut It According To Science

Here’s how to cut a cake the right way, according to science.

Generally, when you slice a cake you cut a triangular piece from the center, right? If somebody other than you will be cutting your cake it is very important that they know exactly what size a portion is supposed to be and how to cut it the right way.

A YouTube video by a British writer and mathematician Alex Bellos has gone viral, in which he reveals how a cake should be cut correctly in a scientific way.

Bellos recommends that if you use the triangular slice method for a circular cake you’re not “maximizing the amount of gastronomic pleasure,” except you want to consume the whole cake in one sitting. Moreover, when you want to eat it later, the exposed cake is dry, hard and on the whole awful.

According to Bellos, also called as Numberphile, states the “scientific” way to cut a round cake is down the middle and then slice rectangular slab of cake from the center, remove it and then just push the two halves back together before storing. That way nothing is exposed and you can keep eating fresh cake day after day.

He demonstrates how to cut the cake on day two, three, four and so on to certify no parts of the cake are exposed. He also makes sure to keep the cake together by using a rubber band.



Watch the video below to see the scientific way to cut your cake the perfectly and this will also keep it fresh for days: