If you and your family do a coin toss to see which unlikely person gets to cut the round birthday cake, you’re not alone. Plenty of people try to avoid the dreaded cake-cutting process. Well, it doesn’t have to be that complicated. With the right knife and technique, you can cut like a pro.

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Hi! My name is Michelle, and I have yet to meet a cake I didn’t like. But cutting wasn’t always the easiest thing to do. After a lot of practice, though, I can finally say that I can cut all kinds of shapes of cakes without it looking like a cake bomb exploded in my kitchen.

If you’re wondering how to cut a round cake, keep reading. I’m sharing three different easy and quick ways to get the perfect cut every time. By the end, you will be gladly volunteering to cut the cake at your next event!

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How to Cut a Round CakeFAQs

How to Cut a Round Cake



Now that we know three round cake cutting skills, it’s time to dive into some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this topic. Let’s take a closer look, cake cutters!

What is the best way to cut a round cake?

It really comes down to personal preference. If you want a quick method that renders big slices of cake, cutting into big triangles is the best. If you want smaller pieces to serve more people, then the strip or double-cut method is ideal.

How do you cut a cake without it crumbling?

To avoid notorious cake crumbling while cutting, the best thing to do is use a warmed-up serrated knife. It should be cleaned after every slice. Also, make sure that it is cooled down entirely before attempting to cut it if it is a freshly baked cake.

How do you cut a round cake in half?

It’s pretty simple, really. You can eyeball it or use a ruler to make sure you’re cutting the cake into two equal parts. From there, just take your knife and cut right down the middle. Try to avoid a seesaw motion as this can cause an unsightly crumbling.

How do you cut a round cake into 10 pieces?

Being so precise with the number of slices can be challenging but not impossible. The best thing to do is to start by cutting the cake in half. Then, cut five slices on each side. Use a ruler if necessary.

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Final Thoughts

Cutting a round cake doesn’t have to be challenging. There are three ways to do it, each producing a different shape and size of cake. The key is to remember to use a warmed-up serrated knife and clean after each cut. Avoid a sawing motion and use a ruler if needed.

How do you cut a round cake? Do you use one of these methods, and which one is your favorite? Share with us below!