You've Been Cutting Cake Wrong

If you've been cutting your round cakes into triangles - you're doing it all wrong!

Apparently, there is a scientific way to cut a cake and it does not involve triangular portions. 

Mathematician and writer Alex Bellos says there is a superior way to cut a cake which helps "maximise the amount of gastronic pleasure", by keeping it fresh for longer.

The scientific cake-cutting method was developed by a British scientist over 100 years ago. 

It involves cutting a rectangular slice out of the middle of the cake first, ensuring the cake's insides won't get dry when put in the fridge for later. 

For example: If you cut out a triangle, the exposed sides in the middle of the cake are vulnerable to dryness. 

Tut tut. 

The scientific method allows you to push the outsides together, keeping the middle moist. 

Of course, this all depends on whether there will be any leftovers after the first cake-eating session to begin with. 

Watch Alex's method here:


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