Introduction: How to Cut a Cake With Floss

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If you're reading this you've probably, at some point in your life, been to a child's birthday party. So you know the mass hysteria that commences once the birthday candles have been blown out, and all those little hands and mouths frantically await for their slices of cake, slowing encroaching closer around the adult who is unfortunate enough to be standing nearest the cake. With a sharp knife and oh so many tiny hands...the pressure mounts.

Have you ever been that person? Have you ever wished there were a magic way to cut even slices in seconds without using a dangerously sharp metal object?

There is! In this instructable, I'll show you how!

Let's get cutting!

Step 1: Materials

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For this project you'll need:

Cake (any shape or size)

Dental Floss (yup! Durable and capable of cutting a fine line)

Step 2: Get Flossing

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Cut a piece of floss plenty longer than your cake's width. Wrap the two ends around each of your forefingers a few times.

Step 3: Do It!

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For the rectangular quarter sheet of cake, I cut the cake into near even squares. For the circular chocolate cake, I use traditional pie-cuts.

Step 4: Enjoy!

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You're wonderfully even sliced piece of cake.

No knives = no hurt fingers during the picturing of this instructable.


tbresler (author)2014-06-29

This is great for cutting cakes in form for "fancy" birthday cakes pre-frosting.

Sonata85 (author)2014-06-20

floss'd! (NAILED IT!)

nodcah (author)2014-06-19

Helpful 'ible! I'll definitely use technique! =D

canida (author)2014-06-18


Advanced technique to avoid crumbs on the top of your icing: after each cut, let go of one end of the floss and pull it through the bottom of the cut you just made. Wipe any chunks off by tugging floss gently through your fingers, re-wrap, and cut again.

It's like the way you floss a crown or braces!

Passion Make (author)2014-06-18

So simple. Will use this technique every time I cut a cake :D

nascat (author)2014-06-18

Good Instructable.
It is also excellent for cutting a cake into layers.

jcduplessis (author)2014-06-18

Excellent! Simple but awesomely effective. And you get to use cake-flavored floss for days afterwards!

ThisIsSteve (author)2014-06-18

Cool way to cut cake and a nice ible.

Kiteman (author)2014-06-18

You could make a frame, and string several pieces across, then cut the whole cake in a single press.

samalert (author)2014-06-18

Dental floss wow

bergerab (author)2014-06-17

Wow cool idea! The pictures look great and I love the animated GIF!

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