Okay, I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is: you’ve spent your entire life cutting cake the wrong way. The good news is: the right way, which you can learn how to do below, will help keep your cake from getting stale before you’re through enjoying it! Yes, author and mathematics expert Alex Bellos has found a better way and, in an act of generosity that’s deserving of a cake itself, he’s willing to share it with us.
Cake being cut the wrong way. Look familiar?
Cake being cut the right way.
Yep, from the center.
After the middle piece is gone, press the cake back together. This helps keep the inside unexposed and as fresh as it was on the day it was baked.
You may want to use a rubber band to keep the cake together.
Repeat until cake gone.
(H/T BuzzFeed) While you can thank Bellos for teaching us how to keep our cake fresh, the idea to cut the cake from the middle actually comes from a letter from Sir Francis Galton, an English explorer and anthropologist best known for his research in eugenics and human intelligence, to the editor of Nature magazine, which was published all the way back in 1906. Still unsure how to do it? Check out the video.
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