How to Cut Cake Layers with Dental Floss

F&W Test Kitchen whiz Justin Chapple demos a genius trick for cutting cake layers with dental floss.

F&W Test Kitchen whiz Justin Chapple demos a genius trick for cutting cake layers with dental floss.

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I'm Jeffrey Chapel from Food and Wine step kitchen. Join me as I demonstrate Mad Genius Tips. With this Mad Genius Tip Tip, you'll be an expert at cutting layer cake in half. And the trick to this tip, dental floss. The first thing you should do is start with a ruler and a little bowl of toothpicks. And what we're gonna do is find the center of the cake, Right in the middle you're going to put in a toothpick. Continue to put toothpicks all the way around, that way you can use your toothpicks to guide your dental floss. So now... Your going to take your piece of dental floss and what I want yo to do is wrap it all the way around the cake just like this. Right on top of your toothpicks. Now I'm gonna take the two ends and cross them And you're going to pull them with steady pressure. And this motion is actually what's going to cut the cake. [MUSIC] So, now I'm going to remove all the toothpicks from my cake. And I'm going to grab a second piece of parchment paper. And now for the turkey part and separating the layers. Im going to use an offset spatula. You can use a regular spatula it's just this is going to give you a little bit more surface area. And you're going to slide it in between the cake layers. Gently but firmly lay your hand on top of the cake. And in one quick motion, we're gonna flip it. Check it out, we have two perfectly even pieces of layer cake.
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How to Cut Cake Layers with Dental Floss


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