They say you eat with your eyes first before your mouth and that can be true when it comes down to desserts. It’s so satisfying to draw out a perfect looking slice of cake and have it looking so clean before you present them to your guests. Read on to find out how you can cut your desserts perfectly here.
There’s really nothing more satisfying than cutting into a dessert and just taking it out perfectly. No clumps, no fallouts, just a beautiful slice or piece of it that just looks enticing. I mean, don’t we all want a picture-perfect dessert that looks like it came from a recipe page?
And sometimes, that just doesn’t seem to happen. You could be cutting into that gorgeous cake for your manager, and let’s just say… you tried your best. But what you have is a result of half the cake staying on the knife and some parts of the cake look smooshed. And your manager, is trying to appreciate your effort too. That happens. If that scenario sounds familiar, don’t worry anymore. Let’s have a closer look at how you can cut your dessert perfectly.
When cutting into cold desserts:
If your dessert is cold, use a hot knife. Remember to run it under hot water and wipe it dry too. Things like hard ice cream or chilled cakes would need help from a knife with heat.
If you don’t want to run it under hot water, you could always dip your knife in a glass filled with hot water too, either works. Once dipped, quickly wipe it clean and cut your slice. Your next slice of cake will come out perfectly crisp and smooth!
When cutting into hot desserts:
If your dessert is hot, use a chilled knife, one that has been placed in the freezer for a few minutes. And here’s an extremely important tip, you must work fast!
Speed is the trick here.
While heat helps to cut your cold desserts, in this case, this tip really helps for desserts that are too sticky for their own good too. (Looking at you, caramel) Use an ice-cold knife and quickly cut it through your hot dessert without pressing or rounding down the edges. It doesn’t squish, it just cuts. For clean slices, wipe the knife with a wet paper towel between each slice.
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