How To Cut A Cake!

Thats a silly title isn’t it, why would cutting a cake warrant a whole blog post! You just use a knife and slice it up, right!?
Believe it or not, there is more to it!

When you order a cake from a baker like me, and you would like the cake to serve 20 or 30 people, we calculate those portions in 5x5cm squares for a sponge cake, or 2.5x5cm blocks for a fruit cake. If you aren’t sure how to cut your cake you may not get enough portions out of it.
Instead of cutting your cake into the wedges most of us use, your celebration or wedding cake should be cut along these lines to get the optimal number of servings out of it:

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~~ graphic by Pam’s Tiers of Joy ~~

And cutting your cake this way means you should have a much easier time wrapping your cake in clingfilm in order to freeze any leftovers!

If you are ordering a wedding cake, it might also be a good idea to check with your venue as to whether they will charge you to cut up your wedding cake for you.

Fifty Shades…

This “Fifty Shades of Grey” themed cake was ordered for a wedding shower.

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Its layers of my delectable chocolate cake and chocolate butter icing, covered in a light grey sugar paste. The bottom tier is decorated with a stylised corset, and I used the red laces to break the monotone of the grey, and the top tier is ringed with a sugar paste tie.

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The sugar paste mask is decorated with edible lace thats been dusted silver.

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The rose is sugar paste.

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The cuffs are made entirely of sugar paste!

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A Seventh Birthday Tank Cake

Mohamed celebrated his 7th birthday with this vanilla tank-shaped cake!

birthday tank-shaped cake, the driver of the tank is wearing a beret and holding a pair of binoculars, custom sugar art This little pair of sugar paste army boots was made to stand next to the cake on the board.

hand made, custom made, sugar paste army boots

The driver of the tank is wearing a beret and holding a pair of binoculars.

birthday tank-shaped cake, the driver of the tank is wearing a beret and holding a pair of binoculars, custom sugar art

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A Surprise Nursery for Kim

This cake was a surprise for Kim’s baby shower – Kim is a regular customer of mine so I was thrilled when her mom asked me to do a nursery-themed cake for her.

baby shower, nursery-theme, cake, cot and all its extras - the lace, blankets, cushions and all - are hand made of sugar paste and completely edible

The cake under the sugar paste is my delicious carrot cake with cream cheese icing, and when it came out of the oven it smelled so good I very nearly ate a whole layer just like that – but I didn’t have enough nuts to bake another one for Christine’s order so I had to resist temptation!

baby shower, nursery-theme, cake, carrot cake, cream cheese icing, , cot and all its extras - the lace, blankets, cushions and all - are hand made of sugar paste and completely edible

The cot and all its extras – the lace, blankets, cushions and all – are made of sugar paste and completely edible! The nursery was also built on its own little board so Kim should have been able to lift it off and keep it if she wants to.

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