Post # 1
Unfortunately with my venue, I have no one to cut and serve my wedding cake…the baker is different than the caterer, and they already told me they won’t do it. The venue is basically just the hall—no serving staff. My mom and aunt are thinking they can wing it, but I’d feel a little better if they had some kind of tutorial or video to check out first. We have 100 guests and I want to make sure everyone gets cake! Any advice? Has anyone DIY’d serving their cake?
Its a round, 4-tier cake. I feel like it’s more complicated than making slim slices, but is that all there is to it? Please help!
Post # 3
I just googled “how to cut a wedding cake” and lots of tutorials popped up. Just have your mom and aunt read up/watch some videos. I’d be more worried about the fact that there are no serving staff to help during the entire reception.
Post # 4
My aunts are cutting my cake. Just a couple of hints (I used to be a cake decorator – taking a break for college)
1. Separate the tiers. Seriously, trying to serve while it’s still stacked is hard. Just slide a cake knife under the board, and lift. It should come right up.
2. There are two options to cutting a cake. The first is to cut a straight line, about 4″ in, and to gently lay it down. Then cut slices that are 1″ wide. The end slices will be odd shaped. When this layer is gone, then cut another 4″ wide strip, and repeat.
The second option is to cut in a ring around the layer, 4″ deep, and then cut each slice. This way can be messier, though.
3. Make sure to have a spare plate for scraping the knife on, use a knife not a pancake spatula, and have someone handing plates to the cutter.