Any way you slice it, cake is going to be delicious. But what if there was a better way to cut cake than what we’re used to? That’s what Alex Bellos proposes in his new video, which casts off the traditional triangle-shaped cake slices as a thing of the past. And he’s even got the science to prove it.
In the video, he shows us that by cutting out triangular slices, it leaves the inside of the cake exposed to air, which will leave the tasty treat stale the next day. Instead, he proposes that dessert enthusiasts cut narrow, straight-line pieces through the middle. The trick? Once you’ve taken out your sliver, push the two pieces together so the inside of the cake is no longer exposed. He even suggests that you use a rubber band to hold the pieces together until you’re ready for round two (or three, or four … )
Think you’ll give the new method a shot? We’re off to find a cake to try this out for ourselves — in the name of science, of course.
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