How to Cut Your Cake Like a Professional

Cutting a wedding or luxurious celebration cake to get the most out of it is slightly different to cutting indulgent style wedges. 

While we love a wedge of cake at the Vanilla Pod Bakery, we work with industry standard cake sizes, so you can maximum size the number of portions for your mouth-watering birthday cake.

Professional UK cake makers and caterers tend to work with 1”x1” x height of your cake for wonderful finger portions and 1”x2” x height of your cake for delicious dessert portions. 

I advise cutting finger portions for when you are serving the cake as the added extra and going with dessert portions, when you are serving it as dessert. 


Watch the video or follow the steps below 



How to Cut Your Cake Like a Professional  in 3 Steps

Step 1: Using a sharp knife move it 1" from the cakes outer edge and cut vertically. 

Step 2: Gently place this strip of cake on a chopping board and horizontally portion into 1" or 2" slices. 

Step 3: Repeat the above process until all the cake is cut. 

Bonus tip - To achieve a professional finish wipe your knife clean after every cut. 

Once the cake is cut place the portions of cake on a plate and cover with fold wrap or a cake cover until ready to eat.  It is extremely important to keep the cake covered until needed to avoid the cake drying in the air.


Cake Portions Sizes To Remember: 
Finger portions 1" x 1" x Cake height 
Dessert portions 1" x 2" x Cake height
If you would like to order a delicious couture Vanilla Pod Bakery cake please contact us here. Alternatively, please visit our online celebration cake shop or signature wedding cake shop


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