How to Cut Tall Cakes

how to cut tall cakes british girl bakes

Ever wondered how to cut tall cakes? It’s MUCH easier than you think! I love this method because the slices don’t fall apart and everyone can choose the piece with the amount of frosting they like. If you prefer to watch a video of this tutorial, scroll to the bottom of the page.

Cut your first slice about 2 inches in from the edge, cutting all the way across the cake.

slice tall cakes with a sharp knife How to Cut TALL Cakes

When your knife gets to the bottom of the cake, down to the cake board, angle it to tip the slice over away from the cake. Let the slice fall sideways onto a cutting board.

let slices fall onto a cutting board How to Cut TALL Layer Cakes

Use a sharp knife to cut the slice into long rectangular pieces. If you want smaller portions, cut across the middle to divide them all in half.

cut slices on cutting board How to Cut TALL Layer Cakes

Cut the next slice the same thickness, about two inches. Repeat the process of tipping the slice over onto a cutting board so that you can divide it into smaller portions.

push slices down onto cutting board How to Cut TALL Layer Cakes

Use a very sharp knife and to make it easier you can run the knife under hot water before cutting. Make sure your cutting board is big enough that the these tall cake slices fit!

divide slices into four portions How to Cut TALL Layer Cakes

Divide each slice into 4 pieces, or more for a bigger cake. This is a six inch cake. The edges are perfect for frosting lovers and people who don’t like very sweet things will choose a middle piece.

this method of cutting cakes keeps slices whole without them falling apart How to Cut TALL Layer Cakes

I love this way of cutting tall cakes because the slices don’t fall apart like they usually do when you cut such a tall cake traditionally, into those pie-shaped slices.

how to slice and serve a tall cake How to Cut TALL Layer Cakes

I store cakes in the fridge to keep the decorations stable but I take them out 4 hours before serving them, to let the cake and frosting come to room temperature, when it tastes the best! Save those final pieces for anyone who really loves sugar, because they’ll have more frosting than cake! Yum!

the end slices have the most frosting How to Cut TALL Layer Cakes

If you have any questions about this method, ask me in the comments! If you’re looking for inspiration, join my Club+ for access to ALL of my online classes and courses as well as live online classes and Q&A sessions for members only!

how to cut tall cakes british girl bakes

Here’s the video version of this tutorial: