Cake with one slice removed
How To Give Every Slice Of Cake A Clean Cut
To ensure the slices of your cake look presentation-worthy, try using this simple hack that centers on two things: Your knife and where you insert it into the cake.
You must cut slowly from the outside-in, drawing a serrated knife into the center rather than away from it while holding it vertically so that the frosting moves horizontally.
When you start in the center and slice from the top down, your knife messes with the layers of frosting and drags the thick top layer down through the cake.
By comparison, holding your knife vertically will keep all the cake’s layers perfectly intact without drawing the frosting downward, which is the root of the messy cut.