The video has been viewed almost 1.5 million times.
Forget triangular slices. We just discovered a new way to cut a cake, and it’s so much more fun than the traditional method.
On Tuesday, December 12, imgur user aloofloofah uploaded a video of a sheet cake being cut with a hexagon cake knife. Watching the cake get cut into a honeycomb pattern is oddly mesmerizing (and made us hungry for dessert). But we’re not alone in our obsession with this technique. The video has already racked up more than 1.4 million views.
The full video (above, which has almost 3 million views) shows how the stainless steel cake cutter is made, and the instructions are also written out on this website. When using it to slice a cake, the knife is flipped after each cut to achieve the correct orientation for the next row.
The cutter can be used on any kind of sheet cake (in fact, the cake shown is actually banana bread baked into a 9x13” pan). It can also be used to slice a tray of brownies.
Unfortunately, Matthias Wandel, the woodworker and creator of the videos, says he has no plans of selling the cutter, though he admits it would be a useful tool for caterers looking to create more unique shapes. If you like the hexagon shape but don’t plan on crafting the tool at home, King Arthur Flour sells a Hexagon biscuit cutter that could be used for a variety of baked goods.
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Or, impress your friends by cutting cake horizontally into one-inch thick slabs. Not only does it look impressive, but you’ll end up with three times the slices.