If you asked 100 people to cut a cake, 99 of them would likely slice the cake into even triangles. It's an all-too-common practice, and it's not always the most efficient way to go about it (particularly if you plan on having leftovers).
But what if you're hosting a big party, and more people turn up than expected because they didn't bother to RSVP?
There's one simple solution: this cake-cutting technique. Australian baker Katherine Sabbath posted an Instagram video of a friend slicing into one of her treats. For the first time ever, people weren't as mesmerised by the cake itself as they were how it was sliced.
Sabbath's friend makes horizontal slices across the cake, flipping the one-inch thick slab of cake onto a cutting board. From there, she cuts it into one-inch strips, creating columns of cake. Using this technique, a cake that'd normally serve 6 to 8 (when sliced into triangles) can serve 30. Yes, your guests will get smaller pieces, but they can always go back for seconds, or thirds.
It's been watched almost 1.3 million times in a little more than a week, and though the technique may seem odd, it's one professional bakers and caterers often use at weddings to make it easier to divvy up larger layer cakes.
Check out the full technique, which Instagram users are calling 'game changing,' here:
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