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This Hack for "Cutting" Cake with a Wineglass Is Pretty Brilliant

EatingWell logo EatingWell 12/4/2020 Jessica Ball, M.S., R.D.
a cake sitting on top of a table: Raspberry-Peach Trifle Cake © Provided by EatingWell Raspberry-Peach Trifle Cake

Have you ever wished you had just one more thing to use your wineglasses for? Look no further, Nancy Meyers has you covered. This brilliant trick that has been popping up around the internet helps you easily portion and serve individual slices of cake … without a knife. In fact, the hack uses wineglasses to “cut” a cake into the perfect size for one person, while showcasing the beautiful layers of the baked good. We might go so far as to say this is the most 2020 hack we’ve seen yet, and we definitely will be trying it. 

a cake sitting on top of a table: Scoop and serve individual portions with this trick. © Provided by EatingWell Scoop and serve individual portions with this trick.

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Just like it shows in the video, this hack works best if you start with the edges before working into the center. The thin edges of the wineglass cleanly cut through the cake, then the glass doubles as a stylish “bowl” for serving. No one has to touch the cake or anyone else’s dessert, making it great for outdoor or socially distanced gatherings where (or when) they are allowed. It also cuts down on cleanup, as the glasses can easily be put in the dishwasher afterward. 

We will be filing this under “things we didn’t know we needed.” The next time you make a cake, even if it’s just for you (we aren’t judging), give this hack a try. It would work well with layered cakes, like our Raspberry-Peach Trifle Cake (pictured above) or our Vegan Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Frosting.

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