How to cut a cake. Serve up a beautiful slice of cake to your guests, rather than a messy one. Here are a few tips so you can cut a cake like a pro.

  • Use a sharp knife (not serrated) and heat it under hot water or wrap the knife in a wet, heated towel.
  • Clean your knife in between cuttings.
  • Cut two pieces of cake before removing any wedges. This allows more give in your cake and makes it easier to remove the first slice.

how to cut a cake

how to cut a cake

how to cut a cake

how to cut a cake

how to cut a cake

I thought I’d round up a few of the guest posts I did for other blogs last year. I hope you enjoy a little classic OCP. Photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat.


  1. Fabulous tip! I’ve always thought cutting with a serrated knife was better, but I see the wisdom in heating the knife first! :)

    Yelly    Tuesday, September 20, 2011
  2. Hi – I love this tip and I absolutely love this cake! Would you be able to tell me if the numbers on the side of the cake is simply numbers made of fondant?? are they like little fondant cakes? Are you able to share the recipe for those adorable numbers? It looks like the perfect cake for my 8 year old’s birthday coming up.

    I love your website. Thank you for sharing such wonderful posts.

    Genelia Santanelli    Wednesday, September 21, 2011
  3. Hi Genelia–I just emailed you but you can find the number molds here: I used red and blue candy melts. xo

    Brittany    Wednesday, September 21, 2011
  4. you are sooooo cool. first of all, this post is so great because i’ve never known how to cut one! and i always do a choppy job. also i have to say i love your blog and its name :) xoxo mcs

    julia    Monday, September 26, 2011

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