Wednesday, December 2, 2009

How To Cut A Wedding Cake

One of the biggest anticipations at a wedding [after the bride's entrance] is the wedding cake! What will it look like and more importantly how will it taste. Debi Brim of Cater It Simple has been creating masterpieces in the art of cake making. Below is a tip from her on how to actually cut the cake:

After disassembling the wedding cake, start cutting the largest tier first. This way, if you have any leftover cake, it will be the smaller, easier-to-store tiers. Cut a 2" strip down one side of the cake. This part is optional, but it makes for a cleaner cut of cake. Gently tip the 2" strip of cake onto it's side. Don't worry .... the cake is very sturdy and won't shatter! You can leave the 2" strip standing and cut it as shown in the next steps.

Once the 2" strip is on it's side, start cutting pieces 1" wide. (A standard wedding cake serving is 1" x 2" x 4"). Using a cake cutting comb (as shown in the picture) or a gloved hand will help keep the cake "hands free" and less messy for the person cutting the cake. Transfer the cut piece of cake to a plate. Notice how using the cake cutting comb prevents your hands from getting all sticky with icing!

Continue cutting 1" pieces from the 2" strip. When the 2" strip is gone, cut another 2" strip from the remaining cake and repeat the process. When you get to the last 2" strip, it is strongly recommended that it be placed on it's side for cutting. Since it's the last strip, it doesn't have anything to lean against and it could fall over during the cutting of the last few pieces. Take a few minutes to visit Debi's site! Better yet, get some of her desserts and be wowed!