The speed at which cakes dry out is probably the number one problem in the cake world. You celebrated a birthday, had a delicious strawberry tres leches cake, and don’t want the leftovers to lose that moist essence in the fridge the next day.
Thankfully, there is a way to cut your cake, that while a bit unconventional, will keep it tasting fresh, longer.
Typically, the square, pie-chart cutting method is employed to cut a round cake. It’s tradition. But as soon as you make the cut and leave the inside of the cake exposed, the drying begins.
To avoid that drying, Mathematician Alex Bellos of Numberphile found that making two cuts straight across the cake, and pulling out the middle piece was a better option.
After serving the middle pieces to your guests, there are two huge pieces of leftover cake, which can then be pushed together,
And use a rubber band to keep it together while in the fridge.
With the insides of the bread getting really cozy with each other, like siblings in the south, the moisture stays within the cake, and won’t dry out the next time you try to dig into it.
I was never a big fan of math, but when it’s used for good, and not for causing mental breakdowns in a college classroom, I’m all for it.
People might question what the hell you’re doing cutting your cake like this, but if you want to keep the fresh taste in tact, this method might be worth trying out.