You’ve been cutting cake wrong your whole life
Minds officially blown.
We don’t tend to question our cake-cutting technique with the wedge format universally considered as custom.
A new YouTube video, however, suggests that we’ve got it all wrong and it’s blowing our minds.
Mathematician Alex Bellos uploaded a video tutorial to the YouTube channel, Numberphile, on how cakes should really be cut, or as he calls it ‘the scientific way to cut a cake’ – and we have to admit it makes a lot of sense.
The method, sourced by the mathematician in a 1906 edition ofNaturemagazine, promises to be more efficient than the wedge system that we all know and love – and could actually make the cake taste better. Yes, really.
Mary Berry, Queen of Cakes
The video (which went viral BTW) puts the mathematically perfect theory to the test, breaking all the rules of cake etiquette but ‘maximising the amount of gastronomic pleasure.’
Bellos explains in his video that our standard way of cutting up a cake into triangular wedges has a fundamental flaw: letting the exposed sides of the sponge (from where we’ve taken a slice) dry out overnight, thereby making the cake less enjoyable. We’ve all been there.
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