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Birthday parties are great and we love to be invited. However, we are less than thrilled when we are chosen as the designated cake cutter. It’s a tough task to handle, even though it is deceptively simple. It seems easy enough, right? All you need to do is grab a knife and start cutting! Any experienced cake cutter is already shaking their head, though. They know how tough this task can be.

Designated cake cutters have to make sure that all of the slices are created equally and they need to make sure that they are cut into proper triangles, which can be maddening. Fortunately, TikTok is here to help and this hack is sure to make life easier for all birthday party attendees going forward.

Photo: Pxfuel

The secret is a pretty easy one to remember. All you need to do is grab some fine string. By using floss or fine string to cut the cake, you ensure that all of the slices are of an equal size.


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♬ The Hustle – Van McCoy

You can cut the cake horizontally, diagonally, or vertically, the possibilities are endless, and these clips are really fun to watch. There is something about watching a cake be sliced evenly that tickles our fancy.


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♬ original sound – aquickspoonful

This is the cleanest cake cutting method that we have ever seen. If you have worked in the world of baking in the past, you are probably well aware of the hack already. It’s certainly way more efficient than relying on a knife and the cleanup process does not take nearly as long, either.

We’ll be bringing floss to every birthday party that we attend in the future. The looks on everyone’s faces when they see the hack will be worth the price of admission. Just be sure to use non-flavored floss!

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